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Record Number: 33394


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have just been reading a second time Dr. Mantell's 'Medals of Creation', and do so admire the spirit in which it is written exceedingly; this, and his 'Wonders of Geology', are two of the most interesting works I have read on the subject.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1838 and 23 Jun 1847

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Leicester
county: Leicestershire
specific address: Beaumont Leys

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:

Eliza Ellis

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

3 Dec 1825

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Amateur geologist

Religion:

Quaker

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:

Gideon Algernon Mantell

Title:

The Wonders of Geology; or, a Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena

Genre:

Science, Natural history, Geology and Palaeontology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Relfe and Fletcher, 1838

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

33394

Source:

Print

Author:

Eliza Ellis

Editor:

Margaret Ellis

Title:

Letters and Memorials of Eliza Ellis: Compiled by Her Sister, Margaret Ellis

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1883

Vol:

n/a

Page:

35

Additional Comments:

Privately printed by Samuel Clarke, 5 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, and 'for private circulation only'.

Citation:

Eliza Ellis, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Letters and Memorials of Eliza Ellis: Compiled by Her Sister, Margaret Ellis, (Leicester, 1883), p. 35, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33394, accessed: 15 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter from Eliza Ellis to Hannah Lucas. Mantell was responsible for the discovery and classification of the Iguanadon.

   
   
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