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Record Number: 19056


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[After sighting land believed by captain and crew of Jamaica Packet to be Graciosa, island in the Azores] the next thing was to get the Captain to ly to, as it was very dangerous for him to proceed on his way, thro' a cluster of Islands, of which he was confessedly ignorant. This being agreed to, we all returned to the Cabin. Read the description of the Island from Salmon's Geographical Grammar. We're charmed to find it produces every thing we want, Sheep, poultry, bread, wine and a variety of Vegetables, besides the finest fruits in the world.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 25 Oct 1774 and 31 Dec 1774

Country:

in transit

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: At sea, aboard the Jamaica Packet

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:

Reading Group:

Janet Schaw and other passengers on board Jamaica Packet

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

various

Religion:

various

Country of Origin:

various

Country of Experience:

in transit

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Salmon

Title:

A New Geographical and Historical Grammar

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel, Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First edition published 1749, with several others published over subsequent deacdes

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19056

Source:

Print

Author:

Janet Schaw

Editor:

Evangeline Walker Andrews with Charles MacLean Andrews

Title:

Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

1934

Vol:

n/a

Page:

60-61

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Janet Schaw, Evangeline Walker Andrews with Charles MacLean Andrews (ed.), Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776, (New Haven, 1934), p. 60-61, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19056, accessed: 27 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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