Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 32858


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Began Holcroft's Memoirs - his description of the life of a New-market boy very curious and interesting - I wish every literary man would write his own memoirs

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

26 Aug 1818

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bromham
county: Wiltshire
specific address: Sloperton Cottage

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:

Thomas Moore

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 May 1779

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Roman Catholic

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Holcroft

Title:

Memoirs of the late Thomas Holcroft, written by himself and continued to the time of his death, from his diary, notes, and other papers.

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Edited by William Hazlitt. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32858

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Thomas Moore. The Journal of Thomas Moore. Vol. 1, 1818-1820. Edited by Wilfred S. Dowden, Barbara Bartholomew and Joy L. Linsley. Newark, London and Toronto: University of Delaware Press and Associated University Presses, 1983. Electronic edition: Google Play Books, no date.

Additional Information:

Diary entry for 26 August 1818.

Citation:

Thomas Moore. The Journal of Thomas Moore. Vol. 1, 1818-1820. Edited by Wilfred S. Dowden, Barbara Bartholomew and Joy L. Linsley. Newark, London and Toronto: University of Delaware Press and Associated University Presses, 1983. Electronic edition: Google Play Books, no date., http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32858, accessed: 23 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design