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Record Number: 8845


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry to Mrs Cholmeley, 2 April 1799: 'In the many hours I have spent alone this week, I have been able, though by very little bits at a time, to go entirely through Hannah More [whose "Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education" she writes of receiving on 21 March 1799], and Mrs. Woolstonecroft [sic] immediately after her.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 21 Mar 1799 and 2 Apr 1799

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Mary Berry

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Mar 1763

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Anglican

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:

Hannah More

Title:

Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education

Genre:

Conduct books

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8845

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

2

Page:

91

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852, (London, 1865), 2, p. 91, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8845, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See also letters of 21 March 1799 (p.90 in source), and 28 March 1799 (p.91 in source) for discussion of content of More's work.

   
   
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