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Record Number: 12051


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'So to my office, writing letters, and then to read and make an end of Rushworth; which I did, and do say that it is a book the best worth reading for a man of my condition in the world, that I do know.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

26 Dec 1663

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
other location: at his office

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 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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Rusthworth

Title:

Historical Collection

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1659

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12051

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:

435

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 4, p. 435, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12051, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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