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Record Number: 10800


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I took "Varieties & c" to the Library. I brought the 2nd Volume of the "Minstrel or Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons in ye 15 Century". ... I think it one of the Prettyest [sic] novels I have ever read. The first volume being lost at our Library. I got it at Lindley's Library in Church Lane. There is a vey long list of books lost. I bought 26 songs for 0 1/2.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 29 Apr 1797 and 1 May 1797

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Sheffield
location in dwelling: home

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:

Joseph Hunter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Feb 1783

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Son of a Sheffield Manufacturer.

Religion:

Presbyterian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anon

Title:

The Minstrel; or Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons in ye fifteenth century

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

10800

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Joseph Hunter

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add 24, 879

Page/Folio:

9

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Hunter, Journal, British Library, Add 24, 879, 9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10800, accessed: 10 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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