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Record Number: 17156


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'when we went to bed she [Sewell's mother] would go upstairs with us and read to us whilst we were being undressed, because she did not like us to run the risk of being frightened by ghost stories told by the nursery-maids, as she had been once frightened herself. I can recall now the pleasure with which (taking my turn with my sisters) I used to jump up into her lap and listen whilst she read to us "Anson's Voyages", or "Lemrier's Tour to Morocco", or the "History of Montezuma". When she had finished, we all, kneeling around her, said our prayers and went to bed happy.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1825

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
location in dwelling: nursery

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Jane Sewell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Elizabeth Sewell and her sisters


Additional Comments:

mother of Elizabeth M. Sewell



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

History of Montezuma

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17156

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:

8-9

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiogrphy of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 8-9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17156, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Probably not the real title - work could have been a translation of a conquistador account, eg by Hernan Cortes

   
   
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