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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 12049


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'and then I begin to read to my wife upon the globes, with great pleasure and to good purpose, for it will be pleasant to her and to me to have her understand those things.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

25 Dec 1663

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after dinner

Place:

city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: at home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1663

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

wife, Elizabeth Pepys


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[on the globes]

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Science, Mathematics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12049

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

4

Page:

433-434

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 4, p. 433-434, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12049, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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