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Record Number: 22340


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I then read Mason on self knowledge till dinner, not with so much attention as I could wish; I seldom attend sufficiently to what I am reading, to remember at all accurately what I have been reading about'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

4 May 1799

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: before dinner

Place:

city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall
location in dwelling

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 Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 May 1780

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of banker and merchant

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Elizabeth Fry



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Mason

Title:

Self-knowledge: A Treatise

Genre:

Other religious, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22340

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 58

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal, British Library, Add Mss 47456, ff. 58, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=22340, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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