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Record Number: 4852


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"[Jessie] Boucherett (b. 1825) ... 'one day ... caught sight, on a railway bookstall, of a number of the Englishwoman's Journal. She bought it, attracted by the title, but expecting nothing better than the inanities usually considered fit for women. To her surprise and joy she found her own unspoken aspirations [regarding women's employment] reflected in its pages'."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1855 and 1859

Country:

n/a

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:

Jessie Boucherett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1825

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Englishwoman's Journal

Genre:

Politics, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

4852

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader: 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

235

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914, (Oxford, 1993), p. 235, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4852, accessed: 10 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Helen Blackburn, Women's Suffrage: A Record of the Women's Suffrage Movement in the British Isles with Biographical Sketches of Miss Becker (1902) 50.

   
   
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