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Record 20614

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I wish you had been present when I opened the parcel and read the title page, the exclamations, the elevated voices, the "O Mama pray let me look" and "O Mama may [italics] I [end italics] read it?"'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 30 Nov 1814
Country: England
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:Anne Romilly
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1773
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
children
Additional comments: nee Garbett

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Maria Edgeworth
Title: [title page of a children's book]
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
gifts from M Edgeworth

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 20614  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Romilly
  Editor: Samuel Henry Romilly
  Title: Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1936
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 96
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 96, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=20614, accessed: 24 October 2019

Additional comments:

Date of birth a guess - she was married in Jan. 1798, aged about 24.

 

 

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