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Record Number: 4322


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to Ellen Nussey, 2 April 1841: 'If you think I'm going to refuse your invitation ... you're mistaken -- as soon as I read your shabby little note -- I gathered up my spirits -- walked on the impulse of the moment into Mrs White [her employer]'s presence -- popped the question ... will she refuse me [time off] when I work so hard for her? thought I. Ye-es-es, drawled Madam ... thank you Madam said I ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1 Apr 1841

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Rawdon
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:

Charlotte Bronte

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 Apr 1816

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Governess

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:

Ellen Nussey

Title:

Note inviting Charlotte Bronte on visit

Genre:

Unknown, personal correspondence

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

4322

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:

90

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters, (London, 1997), p. 90, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4322, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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