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Record 12558

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell on her reading at school: 'At Miss Crooke's [school] [...] we learned Pinnock's Catechisms of History and Geography [...] For religious instruction we read portions of the Old Testament, and the Gospels, and Acts of the Apostles in a class every day, using Mrs. Trimmer's "Selections"'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1819 and 31 Dec 1828
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
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:

Reading Group:Pupils at Miss Crooke's school, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: schoolchildren
Religion: Various
Country of origin: Unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sarah Trimmer
Title: 'Selections [from the Bible]'
Genre: Bible, Children's Lit, Textbook / self-education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12558  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1908
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 10
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell (London, 1908), p. 10,, accessed: 28 May 2020

Additional comments:

Text/s might be Trimmer's [italics]An Abridgement of Scripture History, consisting of Lessons selected from the Old Testament[end italics] (1792), or [italics]Sacred History Selected from the Scriptures[end italics] (1782-5) (title 'Selections' not found in any bibliography of her work).



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