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Record Number: 32859


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Looked over the notes Mrs. Lefanu had written on Watkin's life of her brother - little in them - chiefly about her father's respectability etc. etc. which, though very interesting to herself, has little to do with [italics] my [italics] object, Richard Brinsly [sic]

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:

John Watkins

Title:

Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of the Right Honorable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, with a Particular Account of His Family and Connexions.

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Henry Colburn, 1817.

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

32859

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, p. 32. 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, p. 32. Electronic edition: Google Play Books, no date., http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32859, accessed: 22 July 2019


Additional Comments:

Moore was supplied this book by Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Le Fanu, younger sister of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Moore was gathering materials for his Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, which he published in 1825.

   
   
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