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Record Number: 20586


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[From SHR's introduction] 'The assistance to her husband in his professional duties consisted, so we are told in another obituary notice, in reading his briefs aloud to him when he returned home tired from the House of Commons, and marking from his dictation those passages he deemed of importance'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 3 Jan 1798 and 29 Oct 1818

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Great Russell Street

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:

Anne Romilly

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1773

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

Her husband, Sir Samuel Romilly


Additional Comments:

nee Garbett



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[legal briefs]

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
owned by her husband


Source Information:

Record ID:

20586

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Romilly

Editor:

Samuel Henry Romilly

Title:

Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

23

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 23, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20586, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

year of birth is a guess - she was married at the age of around 24 in Jan 1798

   
   
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