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Record Number: 14921


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Walked to St James and Pell Mell, and read over with Sir W. Coventry my long letter to the Duke of York and what the Duke of York hath from mine wrote to the board; wherein he is mightily pleased, and I perceive to put great value upon me.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

30 Aug 1668

Country:

England

Time

morning

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:

Clerk of the Acts, Admiralty

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:

Samuel Pepys

Title:

[letter]

Genre:

Politics, Law

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14921

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

9

Page:

293

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 9, p. 293, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14921, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

read with Sir William Coventry, but unsure if one was reading to the other

   
   
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