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Record Number: 9140


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry, Journal, 5 September 1808: 'In the evening Mr. Morritt continued reading the "Duke of Milan." He reads very well, and Massinger is not easy to read.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

5 Sep 1808

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening

Place:

specific address: Bothwell Castle

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 B. S. Morritt

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

Mary Berry (Presumably) Lord and Lady Douglas (reader's hosts)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Philip Massinger

Title:

The Duke of Milan

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9140

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

2

Page:

369

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852, (London, 1865), 2, p. 369, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9140, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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