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Record Number: 28261


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 23 August 1766, on her pursuit of her 'journal-letter scheme':] 'I shall fancy if I write thus Journal-wise, by bits and scraps, that I am Dean Swift, and you Stella and Mrs Dingley, for we are reading those three new volumes, in which he writes to them in that style [...] I love him in those letters very well'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1766 and 23 Aug 1766

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Catherine Talbot and family

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer and family

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

Letters

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In new three-volume edition

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28261

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Montagu Pennington

Title:

A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

3

Page:

138

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787, (London, 1809), 3, p. 138, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28261, accessed: 18 May 2022


Additional Comments:

Talbot lived in the household of her stepfather, Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury.

   
   
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