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Record Number: 17206


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We were at the old vicarage, which had then only one sitting room, or at least only one which we could use, for the floor of the other room was covered with Mr Heathcote's books. They were very kindly left for our use, and I made an acquaintance with Sir Walter Scott's "Paul's Letters to his Kinsfolk", and read Shakespeare to Ellen, and led a quiet life, seeing no one'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1835 and 31 Dec 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Hursley

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:

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

Sewell's sister Ellen


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Shakespeare

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read at Hursley vicarage


Source Information:

Record ID:

17206

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

Eleanor L. Sewell

Title:

The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1907

Vol:

n/a

Page:

50

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 50, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17206, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Sewell's brother Edwards was the curate at Hursley and Mr Heathcote the incumbent

   
   
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