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Record Number: 10004


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'She [Lady Caroline Lamb] wrote at length to defend herself to [Thomas] Medwin, whom she treats respectfully, though she had told [John Cam] Hobhouse that it would have been better to publish Byron's journal rather than burn it, for Medwin's book [Journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron] was "full of vulgarity & erros--even as to dates"'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1824 and 30 Nov 1824

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:

Lady Caroline Lamb

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

socialite, novelist, inflential member of the Whig political elite

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n?e Ponsonby



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Medwin

Title:

Journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron

Genre:

Biography, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Henry Colburn, 1824

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10004

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Editor:

Paul Douglass

Title:

The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

201

Additional Comments:

Douglass quotes a letter Lady Caroline wrote to Hobhouse in the autumn of 1824.

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), Paul Douglass (ed.), The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb, (New York, 2006), n/a, p. 201, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10004, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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