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Record Number: 17153


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'we learned Pinnock's Catechisms of History and Geography, and parsed sentences grammatically. For religious instruction we read portions of the Old Testament, and the Gospels, and Acts of the Apostles in a class every day, using Mrs Trimmer's "Selections"; and on Sundays we repeated the Collect and learned Watts's hymns, besides going through the Church Catechism. We also had Crossman's Catechism given us as an explanation of the Church Catechism'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1825

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight

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:

1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

later writer

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Church Catechism

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
school book


Source Information:

Record ID:

17153

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

Eleanor L. Sewell

Title:

The Autobiogrphy of Elizabeth M. Sewell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1907

Vol:

n/a

Page:

10

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiogrphy of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 10, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17153, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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