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Record Number: 426


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Lay till 11. All day alone... Lay on the bed as much as I coud. Read 2 books of the Life of the Baron Debross, an old story.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

20 Oct 1727

Country:

England

Time

evening: before supper

Place:

city: Wandsworth, nr London
location in dwelling: at home, bedroom, on bed

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:

Gertrude Savile

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1697

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

sister of George, 7th Baronet Savile,Lord of Rufford, from whom she gained an allowance

Religion:

Protestant

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:

Eliza Haywood

Title:

Memoirs of the Baron de Brosse, who was broke on t

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

426

Source:

Print

Author:

Gertrude Savile

Editor:

Alan Savile

Title:

Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757

Place of Publication:

Notthingham

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

71

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gertrude Savile, Alan Savile (ed.), Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757, (Notthingham, 1997), p. 71, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=426, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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