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Record Number: 13421


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, describing travel from Pisa toward Spezzia in letter of 5 June 1861 to 'My Dear _____', headed 'Bugiasta or Pagiastra, or something of the kind; but we can't quite make out where we are, only it is half-way between Spezzia and Sestri, and on the road to Genoa.': 'We started after six [am], M and myself on the outside seat [?of coach]. What with pleasant conversation, the reading of "Rienzi" and the newspaper, and occasional little naps, I managed to spend an agreeable day.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 May 1861 and 5 Jun 1861

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: On board vehicle travelling between Pisa and Spezzia

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 Missing Sewell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Great Britain

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

newspaper

Genre:

Politics, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13421

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Impressions of Rome, Florence, and Turin, By the Author of 'Amy Herbert'

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1862

Vol:

n/a

Page:

298

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Impressions of Rome, Florence, and Turin, By the Author of 'Amy Herbert' (London, 1862), p. 298, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13421, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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