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Record Number: 33936


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘I know very few people in Leeds. ... The walls of course now plastered with Election puffs and squibs, the newspapers rancorous against one another, but, as far as I can see, the business does not create half so much private dissension, as did the far-famed Westmorland Election.’

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1832 and 16 Oct 1832

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Leeds
county: Yorkshire

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, biographer

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:

[Local posters and newspapers in Leeds related to upcoming election]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics, Ephemera, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Poster

Publication Details

In and around October 1832

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

33936

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:

145

Additional Comments:

Letter addressed to Hartley's doctor and friend, William Fell, at Ambleside, Westmorland, from Leeds, dated October 16 [1832]. Editors’ footnote: ‘Hartley refers to the Westmorland election of 1818, when Wordsworth, in support of the House of Lowther, published Two Addresses to the Freeholders of Westmorland.’

Citation:

Hartley Coleridge, Grace Evelyn and Earl Leslie Griggs (ed.), Letters of Hartley Coleridge, (London, 1936), n/a, p. 145, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33936, accessed: 06 August 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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