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Record Number: 14146


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

A miscellany of verse, [St John's College, Cambridge, MS S.23] from about 1640, shows evidence of ownership and engagement with text in the form of various marginal annotations and an index of first lines on the endleaf. The name John, John M. or John Nutting is signed at a number of points in the manuscript, alongside poems and in the endpapers, and John Susan appears on the back flyleaf. The two signatures are different, may refer to different owners of the MS, may not be contemporaneous with the entries themselves; it is also possible that John Susan is an earlier signature.

Century:

1600-1699

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:

John Susan

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

lawyer

Religion:

Christian

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:

various

Title:

Miscellany of verse

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Codex

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown
possibly owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14146

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S.23, from 'Scriptorium Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online', http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/fulldescription.php.

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S.23, from 'Scriptorium Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online', http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/fulldescription.php. , http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14146, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

More details about the Miscellany, including images of the pages, can be found at http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/index.php

   
   
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