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Record Number: 12563


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell on studies at Miss Crooke's boarding school, Newport, Isle of Wight: 'When my regular lessons for the day were over, I used to sit until bed-time with my back to a long table, on which two candles were placed, and learn by heart columns of French idioms'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1819 and 31 Dec 1828

Country:

Great Britain

Time

evening

Place:

city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
specific address: Miss Crooke's boarding school

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:

Elizabeth Sewell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Great Britain

Country of Experience:

Great Britain

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

French idioms

Genre:

Reference / General works, Languages

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12563

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:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell (London, 1908), p. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12563, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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