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Record 9702

Reading Experience:

'I [Harriet Martineau] sent the first copy I could get [of her two "Excise" stories, "The Jerseymen Meeting" and "The Jerseymen Parting"] to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, a day and a half before he brought out his Budget. When I opened the "Times," the morning after, I was highly amused at seeing that he had made a curious alteration in his intentions about the saddle-horse duty'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1834 and 31 Aug 1834
Country: England
Time: morning
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:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: The Times
Genre: Social Science, Politics, Reference / General works, Economics
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 1834
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9702  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 265
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 265,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:



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