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Record Number: 25880


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Lady Harriet Cavendish to her sister, Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 14 November 1807: 'Miss Trimmer [former governess and companion] went out of town yesterday morning and I therefore spent almost the whole day here [at grandmother's London residence]. My grandmother and I had a dinner after our own hearts, a little in style of Cumberland's jew, Egg shells and potatoe skins, but quite enough for people on regimes as strict as ours. We played 5 games at Chess, read above a hundred pages of Forbes' life of Beattie, and 60 of Lord Gardenstone's travelling Memorandums, not a new book but a very entertaining one. Played old songs upon the harpsichord, and before the carriage came to fetch me, were both all but fast asleep upon our chairs.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 13 Nov 1807 and 14 Nov 1807

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Jermyn Street

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:

Georgiana, Countess Dowager Spencer and Lady Harriet Cavendish

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Dowager Countess Spencer and granddaughter

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:

Francis Garden

Title:

'travelling Memorandums'

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25880

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer

Title:

Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1940

Vol:

n/a

Page:

245

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer (ed.), Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809, (London, 1940), p. 245, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=25880, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Text author supplied at p.245 n.1 in source.

   
   
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