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Record 9779

Reading Experience:

'When "Currer" [Charlotte Bronte] and I [Harriet Martineau] came home, there were proof-sheets [of Martineau's correspondence with Atkinson] lying; and I read her Mr. Atkinson's three letters about the distribution of the brain.'
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: Previously Unitarian; now agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Charlotte Bronte
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Mr Atkinson
Title: Letter on "distribution of the brain"
Genre: Social Science, Science, Letters; psychology
Form of Text: Print: In proof
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9779  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 2
  Page: 350
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 2, p. 350,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:



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