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Record Number: 14088


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I went therefore to Mr Boreman's for pastime, and stayed an hour or two, talking with him and reading a discourse about the River of Thames the reason of its being choked up in several places'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

5 Jan 1666

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at the home of George Boreman, ballast merchant

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

perhaps George Boreman, if the text were read aloud


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[Discourse on the River Thames]

Genre:

Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

14088

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

7

Page:

4

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1972), 7, p. 4, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14088, accessed: 12 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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