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Record Number: 12167


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mrs Hannah More's "Practical piety" is a very useful book I think, perhaps you have read it if you think of any [underlined] you wish me to read my dear Susan please to name them [...] I am much favor'd with books which the kindness of friends supply, but while drinking with pleasure of some streams, I find the water of life only [underlined] in the Fountain [underlined]! I need not say I mean the Bible.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Elizabeth Marshall

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

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:

Hannah More

Title:

Practical piety

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12167

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Cole

Title:

An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)

Location:

York Minster Archive

Call No:

Add Mss 153/4

Page/Folio:

n/a (letter found between pages 514 and 515)

Additional Information:

Letter dated 29 December 1825 from Elizabeth Marshall, Northampton, to her sister Susan (married to John Cole).

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829), York Minster Archive, Add Mss 153/4, n/a (letter found between pages 514 and 515), http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12167, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough' (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries are apparently no longer extant.

   
   
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