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Record Number: 20614


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I wish you had been present when I opened the parcel and read the title page, the exclamations, the elevated voices, the "O Mama pray let me look" and "O Mama may [italics] I [end italics] read it?"'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 30 Nov 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

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

children


Additional Comments:

nee Garbett



Text Being Read:

Author:

Maria Edgeworth

Title:

[title page of a children's book]

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
gifts from M Edgeworth


Source Information:

Record ID:

20614

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:

96

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 96, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20614, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth a guess - she was married in Jan. 1798, aged about 24.

   
   
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