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Record Number: 12208


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Anne Thackeray Ritchie's 'Memoir for Laura': 'One of the nicest things that ever happened to us when we were children at Paris was the arrival of a huge parcel, which my Grannie cut open and inside there were piles and piles of the most beautiful delightful wonderful fairy tale books all painted with pictures ? I thought they would never come to an end but alas! in a week we had read them all. They were called the Felix Summerly series'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1846 and 30 Jun 1846

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris
location in dwelling: grandmother's house

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 Isabella Thackeray

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1837

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of novelist and journalist

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Anne Thackeray Ritchie



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sir Henry Cole

Title:

The Home Treasury - Felix Summerly's Fairy Tale Book

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12208

Source:

Print

Author:

Winifred Gerin

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Anne Thackeray Ritchie: A Biography

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

Gerin quotes from the manuscript source: Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Memoir for Laura (MS written for her niece Laura Stephen), Private collection of Belinda Norman-Butler?

Citation:

Winifred Gerin, Anne Thackeray Ritchie: A Biography (Oxford, 1983), p. 21, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12208, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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