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Record Number: 25451


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The study of Metaphysics and Mental Philosophy in general had always been one of the favourite pursuits of George Grote. In the winter of 1829, a small group of students in this branch of knowledge resumed the habit begun two years previous, of meeting at George Grote's house on two mornings of the week, at half past eight A.M. 'They read Mr. Mill's last work, "Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind," Hartley on Man, Dutrieux's Logic, Whately's works, &c., discussing as they proceeded.. Mr. John Stuart Mill, Mr. Charles Buller, Mr. Eyton Tooke [...] Mr. John Arthur Roebuck, Mr. G. J. Graham, Mr. Grant, and Mr. W. G. Prescott formed part of this class. Mr. George Grote was always present at their meetings, which lasted an hour, or an hour and a half, as time served.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1829 and 1 Mar 1830

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:

Reading Group:

George Grote, J. S. Mill, Eyton Tooke, Charles Buller, J. A. Roebuck, G. J. Johnson and others

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Banker (Grote) and friends

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Mill

Title:

Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind

Genre:

Social Science, Psychology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25451

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Grote

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Personal Life of George Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1873

Vol:

n/a

Page:

59

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends, (London, 1873), p. 59, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=25451, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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