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Record Number: 28435


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Charlotte Bronte to Ellen Nussey, in postscript to letter of 7 April 1840:] 'Mr [William] Weightman [curate at Haworth] has given another lecture at the Keighley Mechanic's [sic] Institute, and Papa has also given a lecture -- both are spoken of very highly in the Newspaper and it is mentioned as a matter of wonder that such displays of intellect should emanate from the village of Haworth "situated amongst the bogs and mountains and until very lately supposed to be in a state of semi-barbarism" such are the words of the newspaper.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 7 Apr 1840

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Yorkshire

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 Apr 1816

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Title:

reports of lectures by William Weightman and Patrick Bronte

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

In local newspaper

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28435

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington

Title:

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

I-II

Page:

203

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence, (Oxford, 1980), I-II, p. 203, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28435, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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