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Record Number: 28771


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Charlotte Bronte to Ellen Nussey, 14 May 1854:]


'I took the time of the Leeds-Keighley-Skipton trains from Mr Clapham's Feby Time-Table and when I got to Leeds [from stay with Nussey] found myself all wrong. The trains on that line were changed — one had at that moment left the station [...] there was not another till a quarter after 5 o'clock; so I had just four hours to sit and twirl my thumbs [...] It was just 7 o'clock when I reached home.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 May 1854 and 14 May 1854

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:

Writer

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:

Railway timetable for February [?1854]

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Timetable

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28771

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:

2:4

Page:

125

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence, (Oxford, 1980), 2:4, p. 125, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28771, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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