Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 14343


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Elizabeth Missing Sewell's recommendations of non-fictional works 'which I can guarantee myself' in 'Hints on Reading': 'Lady Barker's Letters from New Zealand almost everyone knows. They are lively and graphic. I suspect, from what I have heard from my New Zealand friends, that they are rather highly coloured, but they give a very vivid impression of the pleasures and toils of life in the Antipodes, and are good for reading aloud.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/teacher

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:

Lady Barker

Title:

Letters from New Zealand

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14343

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1872

Vol:

13

Page:

98

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church (1872), 13, p. 98, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14343, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Article takes form of a letter addressed 'My dear ----', and signed 'Elizabeth M. Sewell.'

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design