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Record Number: 11689


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the morning my father and I walked in the garden and read the Will; where though he gives me nothing at present till my father's death, or at least very little, yet I am glad to see that he hath done so well for us all - and well to the rest of his kindred.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

7 Jul 1661

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: Brampton
location in dwelling: house of deceased uncle
other location: in the garden

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:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

read with father, unsure if he is a listener


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Pepys

Title:

The Will of Robert Pepys of Brampton

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Law

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

dated 12-15 August 1657 and proved 23 August 1661

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11689

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

133

Additional Comments:

co-editor Willam Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 2, p. 133, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11689, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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