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William Sewell


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Elizabeth Missing Sewell : Amy Herbert

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, on her family's encouragement of her writing: 'William [Sewell's brother] had arranged to have the "Stories from the Lord's Prayer" published as a little book [...] This made Ellen [Sewell's sister] speak to him about "Amy Herbert". He looked at the first chapters, and liked them, and begged me to finish the story.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Sewell      Manuscript: Unknown


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