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Record Number: 28420


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[From the diary of Elizabeth Firth, 6 January 1820:] 'Read Goldsmith's History of Rome.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

6 Jan 1820

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Thornton
county: Yorkshire

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 Firth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 Jan 1797

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Oliver Goldsmith

Title:

History of Rome

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28420

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington

Title:

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

I-II

Page:

44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence, (Oxford, 1980), I-II, p. 44, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28420, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Elizabeth Firth was godmother to Patrick and Maria Bronte's second daughter, Elizabeth; see pp.36-37 in source for this and other details of reader's life and background.

   
   
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