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Record Number: 2150


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I usually when I had done with my french, read some book every night and having left the Corresponding Society I never went from home in the evening I always learned and read for three hours and sometimes longer, the books I now read were french; Helvetius, Rousseau and Voltaire. I never wanted books and could generally borrow those I most desired to peruse.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1798 and 31 Apr 1798

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at home?

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:

Francis Place

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

tailor/ leather breeches maker

Religion:

n/a

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:

Voltaire

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

2150

Source:

Print

Author:

Francis Place

Editor:

Mary Thale

Title:

The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854)

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

175-6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854), (Cambridge, 1972), p. 175-6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2150, accessed: 22 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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