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Record 9519

Reading Experience:

'Have you Tom Davis's Life of David Garrick? I have been reading Boswell's Life of Johnson, and should like to peruse the life of his (Johnson's) contemporary. Mrs Hannah More's life has just come out.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1835 and 1 May 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: Ross
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Boswell
Title: Life of Johnson
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9519  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough
  Location: Work Minster Archive
  Call no: Add Mss 153/10
  Page/folio: between pages 70 and 71

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough Work Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/10, p. between pages 70 and 71,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:

"John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough' (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries are apparently no longer extant."



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