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Record Number: 12556


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell on being read to as a child by her mother, Jane Sewell (nee Edwards; married 1802): 'I can recall now the pleasure with which (taking turns with my sisters) I used to jump up into her lap and listen whilst she read to us [italics]Anson's Voyages[end italics], or [italics]Lemprier's Tour to Morocco[end italics], or the [italics]History of Montezuma[end italics]. When she had finished, we all, kneeling round her, said our prayers and went to bed happy.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1825

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
specific address: High Street
location in dwelling: Nursery

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:

Jane Sewell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

mother

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Reader's daughters, including Elizabeth Sewell.


Additional Comments:

nee Edwards



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

History of Montezuma

Genre:

History, Biography, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12556

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:

9

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell (London, 1908), p. 9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12556, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Reader's husband a land agent.

   
   
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