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Record Number: 4188


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I am so delighted with Barrow?s note on the qualities of Tobacco (communicated by Harfield) that I can think of nothing else.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Feb 1834

Country:

UK

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Bentick Street

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:

Charles Dickens

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Feb 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journalist/ writer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

UK

Country of Experience:

UK

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Barrow

Title:

[note on the qualities of tobacco]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Textbook / self-education, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown, possibly appeared in newspaper The Morning Chronicle

Publication Details

1834

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4188

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Dickens

Editor:

Madeline House

Title:

The letters of Charles Dickens

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

1 (1820-1839)

Page:

36

Additional Comments:

Additional editor - Graham Storey

Citation:

Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The letters of Charles Dickens, (Oxford, 1965), 1 (1820-1839), p. 36, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4188, accessed: 06 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Editor?s notes tell us that the note itself is untraced. Harfield is mentioned, however. He was a Parliamentary reporter on the Morning Chronicle from 1834. It is possible that this note on tobacco appeared in said newspaper? Experience occurs in a letter to Thomas Beard.

   
   
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