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Record 9793

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mr Gilman of South Carolina to his brother, 1835, on visit from Harriet Martineau: 'Dining out frequently [...] as soon as she came home at night, and had read at my request a devotional hymn in her own sweet and primitive manner, she would take Caroline on one side and me on the other, and [...] would enchain and enchant us until long after midnight'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1834 and 31 Dec 1835
Country: America
Time: night
Place: county: (state) South Carolina
   
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: America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Mr Gilman Mrs Gilman (Caroline)
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: hymns
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9793  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 3
  Page: 110
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman (London, 1877), 3, p. 110, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9793, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:

 

 

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