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Record Number: 17015


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 14 September 1842: 'Will Mrs Partridge receive the expression of my earnest thoughts for her happiness? [...] But I never had the pleasure of seeing Mr Partridge on either side the Alps -- never alas! WAS on any side but one [...] I read in the paper lately that Elizabeth Barrett was reprieved from capital punishment. So "we are [italics]three[end italics]" -- or were at least.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 20 Aug 1842 and 14 Sep 1842

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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 Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Evangelical

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:

Title:

report of reprieve of condemned criminal Elizabeth Barrett

Genre:

Law, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17015

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

6

Page:

77

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 77, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17015, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

Source eds note that the Morning Chronicle of 20 August reported reprieve in sentence of Elizabeth Barrett, tried at Chester, for murder of her 9-month-old child (see p.78 n.11). In p.78 n.12 source eds suggest that third Elizabeth Barrett referred to possibly a geranium that Mitford had named after the author.

   
   
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