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Record Number: 33245


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have just finished the Lady of the Lake. I read all the notes. I have also read these plays of Shakespeare. John. Richard 2d. Henry 4th & I am now reading Henry 5th. I have nearly finished it Sir James Ramsay has got nearly 70 worth of books well bound, here. I intend to borrow them all, one after another. I hurt my arm very much Wednesday last, but it is almost well now. Pray send me some more dates and French plums, for they are universally admired.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 5 Feb 1813 and 5 Mar 1813

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Harrow on the Hill
county: Middlesex
other location: Harrow School

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:

William Henry Fox Talbot

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

11 Feb 1800

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Student

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Lady of the Lake

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

33245

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

The Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot Project, De Montfort University, http://foxtalbot.dmu.ac.uk/index.html

Additional Information:

William Henry Fox Talbot to Elizabeth Teresa Feilding, 5 March 1813, Document number 589

Citation:

The Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot Project, De Montfort University, http://foxtalbot.dmu.ac.uk/index.html, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33245, accessed: 13 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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