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Record Number: 12539


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Sir Paul Rycaut is mistaken (as he commonly is) in calling the sect [italics] muterin [italics].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 1 Apr 1717

Country:

unknown

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:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

26 May 1689

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Daughter of the fifth Earl of Kingston upon Hull. Wife of the British ambassador to Constantinople.

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Lady Mary Pierrepoint. Known by this name until her 1712 marriage to Edward Wortley Montagu.



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sir Paul Rycaut

Title:

unknown

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12539

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu

Editor:

R. Brimley Johnson

Title:

Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1906

Vol:

n/a

Page:

108

Additional Comments:

Letter from Wortley Montagu to the Abbe Conti. Taken from the Kessinger Publishing Reprint of 1906 edition published by J.M.Dent.

Citation:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762 (London, 1906), p. 108, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12539, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter written whilst Wortley Montagu was in Adrianople. Sir Paul Rycaut served as chancellor and secretary during the Earl of Winchelsea's embassy to Constantinople in the 1660s, and wrote several accounts of his experiences and Turkish society.

   
   
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