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Record Number: 29333


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Letter]

'And now to tell you my opinion of the ''Corsair''. I think it beautiful beyond all his other works.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1814 and 18 Feb 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Staffordshire
specific address: Etruria

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:

Elizabeth Wedgwood

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1764

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Unitarian

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Mother of Emma Darwin



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

The Corsair

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published 1814

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

29333

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Henrietta Litchfield

Title:

Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1915

Vol:

1

Page:

64

Additional Comments:

Letter 18 Feb. 1814 from Elizabeth Wedgwood to her sister Jessie Allen

Citation:

Henrietta Litchfield (ed.), Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896, (New York, 1915), 1, p. 64, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29333, accessed: 15 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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