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Record Number: 14927


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'And coming back I spent reading of the book of warrants of our office in the first Dutch war, and do find that my letters and warrants and method will be found another-gate's business than this that the world so much adores - and I am glad for my own sake to find it so.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

6 Sep 1668

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: in a boat on the Thames

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[book of warrants in Cromwell's war, 1652-4]

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14927

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:

300

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 9, p. 300, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14927, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

His servant may have been reading the text to him. He writes at the end of this diary entry: 'My boy was with me, and read to me all day'

   
   
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