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Record 9726

Reading Experience:

'Among the eminent women who sought my [Harriet Martineau's] acquaintance by letter [in the early 1830s], and whom I have never seen, [is] [...] Miss Kelty [...] I have lately received from her her autobiography, published under the title of "Reminiscences of Thought and Feeling." It is a painfully impressive biography; but [...] Systems of religion and philosophy are evidently something very different to her from what they are to me [...] But I am glad to have read the Memoir, and glad that it exists [...] for it is a striking emanation of the spirit of the time'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
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: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:

Author: Miss Kelty
Title: Reminiscences of Thought and Feeling
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9726  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 426
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 426,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:



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