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Record Number: 14163


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell recalls studies at the second school she attended (to the age of 15): 'Our subjects of study included -- besides English history and exercises in grammar -- lessons in mythology and upon the English Constitution learnt by heart from Mangall's Questions, the outlines of the rise of nations, with Roman, Grecian, and French history (the latter read in French), Mrs. Marcet's Conversations on Chemistry and Political Economy, and Joyce's Scientific Dialogues.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1828 and 31 Dec 1830

Country:

England

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:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

School pupil

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[texts on French history]

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In French

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14163

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

n/a

Title:

'The Reign of Pedantry in Girls' Schools' (article in The Nineteenth Century)

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1888

Vol:

23

Page:

222-223

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, 'The Reign of Pedantry in Girls' Schools' (article in The Nineteenth Century) (1888), 23, p. 222-223, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14163, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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