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Record Number: 28466


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Charlotte Bronte to Margaret Wooler, on the Bronte sisters' investment plans, 23 April 1845:] 'There is nothing so uncertain as rail-roads; the price of shares varies continually -- and any day a small share-holder may find his funds shrunk to their original dimensions. Emily has made herself mistress of the necessary degree of knowledge for conducting the matter, by dint of carefully reading every paragraph and every advertisement in the news papers that related to rail-roads and as we have abstained from all gambling, all mere speculative buying- in and selling-out -- we have got on very decently.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1845 and 23 Apr 1845

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:

Reader:

Emily Bronte

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Jul 1818

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:

articles on railways and railway stock

Genre:

Technology, Reference / General works, Finance

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28466

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:

II:13

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. II:13, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28466, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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