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Record Number: 11788


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'went to Westminster-hall and there bought Mr Grant's book of observations upon the weekly bills of Mortality - which appear to me, upon first sight, to be very pretty.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

24 Mar 1662

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
daytime

Place:

city: London

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Graunt

Title:

Natural and political observations... made upon the bills of mortality

Genre:

Medicine

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1662

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11788

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

3

Page:

52

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 3, p. 52, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11788, accessed: 02 March 2021


Additional Comments:

unsure if he looked over book before buying it, or had a quick glance through after purchase

   
   
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