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Record Number: 14043


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mrs Hugh Fraser, describing life at the select girls' boarding school she attended, run by Elizabeth Missing Sewell and her sisters at Bonchurch, Isle of Wight: 'the only unpleasant incident of my whole stay in Bonchurch was connected with the evening readings. The book in question was "Cranford," and we were all electrified when Aunt Elizabeth [the pupils' name for Sewell] came to a full stop in the beginning of the part where the nephew plays a practical joke -- something connected with a baby -- on the old ladies. "I will leave this out," said Miss Sewell, looking quite stern. The she turned the page and took up the story further on. [goes on to relate how a new girl who was caught looking for the offending passage in the book was subsequently expelled]'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Bonchurch
county: Isle of Wight
other location: 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 Missing Sewell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Teacher/writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

School pupils including future Mrs Hugh Fraser (from USA).


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Gaskell

Title:

Cranford

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14043

Source:

Print

Author:

Mrs Hugh Fraser

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Diplomatist's Wife in Many Lands

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1910

Vol:

1

Page:

226

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Mrs Hugh Fraser, A Diplomatist's Wife in Many Lands (London, 1910), 1, p. 226, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14043, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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