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Record Number: 12110


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thence walked with Mr Coventry to St James's and there spent by his desire the whole morning reading of some old Navy books given him of old Sir John Cookes by the Arch-Bishop of Canterbury that now is; wherein the order that was observed in the Navy then, above what it is now, is very observable, and fine things we did observe in our reading.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

13 Jun 1664

Country:

England

Time

morning
daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: St James's Palace

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:

26 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:

[unknown]

Title:

[books about the Navy]

Genre:

History, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

12110

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

5

Page:

177

Additional Comments:

co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1971), 5, p. 177, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12110, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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