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Record Number: 18990


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have done all my [italics] composition [end italics] of Ld B -, & done Crabbe outright since you left & got up Dryden & Pope - so now I'm all clear & straight before me.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 12 May 1836

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Sandlebridge

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:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Sep 1810

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author and clergyman's wife

Religion:

n/a

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:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18990

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Gaskell

Editor:

J.A.V. Chapple

Title:

Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The, (Manchester, 1997), p. 7, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18990, accessed: 18 May 2024


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Elizabeth Gaskell, her sister-in-law. 'Doing' in this context refers to a project of poetic imitations that Elizabeth and her husband were pursuing.

   
   
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