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Record Number: 7821


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?The day after this being the last of the year, I managed to finish reading Blackstone?s Commentaries and Goldsmith?s History of England, both for the 2d time over & in the evening danced out the year at the Assembly.?

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

31 Dec 1778

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Salisbury
location in dwelling: at home?

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:

John Marsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 May 1752

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Musian / composer / gentleman

Religion:

n/a

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:

Oliver Goldsmith

Title:

History of England from the earliest times to the death of George II

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1771

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7821

Source:

Print

Author:

John Marsh

Editor:

Brian Robins

Title:

The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828)

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

Citation:

John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828), (New York, 1998), p. 41, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7821, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

DOB 11 June 1752 on Gregorian calendar

   
   
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