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Record Number: 5399


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

H. J. Jackson discusses copious annotations and commentary by unidentified, contemporary male reader in copy of William Mudford, Nubilia in Search of a Husband (1809); annotations include subject headings, and remarks including "'The preceding observations on tuition are, I make no doubt, very just ...'" and "'Let a certain fair reader attend to this passage.'"

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Country:

n/a

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:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Mudford

Title:

Nubilia in Search of a Husband

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5399

Source:

Print

Author:

H. J. Jackson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

69-72

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books, (New Haven, 2001), p. 69-72, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5399, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Jackson conjectures that reader/annotator "the 'A. Urquhart' who signed the title page in 1812," as "the hand appears to match that of the annotations" (Jackson 70).

   
   
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