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Record Number: 33933


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘I have an opportunity of seeing papers enough at Mr. Withington’s, the present occupant of Allan Bank, a most worthy Englishman and Tory of Falstaffian dimensions, who has been extremely kind and hospitable to your humble servant.’

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan and 10 Oct 1831

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Grasmere
county: Cumbria
specific address: Allan Bank (occupied by Mr Withington)

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:

Hartley Coleridge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Sep 1796

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Poet, essayist, teacher

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:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

[newspapers]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

1831

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

33933

Source:

Print

Author:

Hartley Coleridge

Editor:

Grace Evelyn and Earl Leslie Griggs

Title:

Letters of Hartley Coleridge

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

134

Additional Comments:

Letter addressed to Mrs Samuel Taylor Coleridge, at No. 1 Downshire Place, Downshire Hill, Hampstead, near London, from Grasmere, dated October 10, 1831. The letter also describes his difficult in getting hold of the Athenaeum, and his dislike of the Carlisle Patriot (see separate RED entry).

Citation:

Hartley Coleridge, Grace Evelyn and Earl Leslie Griggs (ed.), Letters of Hartley Coleridge, (London, 1936), n/a, p. 134, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33933, accessed: 27 January 2020


Additional Comments:

Mrs Samuel Taylor Coleridge is Sarah Coleridge, née Fricker.

   
   
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