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Record Number: 3477


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been going through a course of novels by lady authors, beginning with Mrs Brooke and ending with Miss Austen, who is my especial favourite. I had always wished, not daring to hope, that I might be something like Miss Austen; and, having finished her works, I took to my own, to see if I could find any resemblance. I am not certain that I have read any of mine since the time of their publication; if I have it is so long since that I have forgotten it, and I was surprised to find in the first leaf of The Miser Married the critic's opinion'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 14 Nov 1838

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Birmingham
specific address: Bennett's Hill

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:

Catherine Hutton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Emma

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3477

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Catherine Hutton

Title:

Letter from Catherine Hutton to John Murray

Location:

National Library of Scotland

Call No:

John Murray Archive, Acc. 12604/124

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

The letter is loose in a folder on its own. Call number of this MS should be checked at source; the NLS was, at the time of writing, engaged in recataloguing the John Murray Archive.

Citation:

Catherine Hutton, Letter from Catherine Hutton to John Murray, National Library of Scotland, John Murray Archive, Acc. 12604/124, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3477, accessed: 11 July 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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