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Record Number: 4314


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to Ellen Nussey, 4 August 1839, about event following visit of David Pryce, a young Irish curate, to Haworth Parsonage: 'A few days after I got a letter the direction of which puzzled me it being in a hand I was not accustomed to see ... having opened & read it it proved to be a declaration of attachment -- & proposal of Matrimony -- expressed in the ardent language of the sapient young Irishman!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1839 and 4 Aug 1839

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 Apr 1816

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

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:

David Pryce

Title:

letter

Genre:

Politics, Unknown, personal correspondence

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

4314

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Juliet Barker

Title:

The Brontes: A Life in Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

68

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters, (London, 1997), p. 68, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4314, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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