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Record 12538

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Thus, dear sister, I have given you a very particular, and (I am afraid you'll think) a tedious account, of this part of my travels. It was not an affectation of shewing my reading, that has made me tell you some little scraps of the history of the towns I have passed through.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 30 Jan 1717
Country: Hungary
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:Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 26 May 1689
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Daughter of the fifth Earl of Kingston upon Hull. Wife of the British ambassador to Constantinople.
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Hungary
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: nee Lady Mary Pierrepoint. Known by this name until her 1712 marriage to Edward Wortley Montagu.

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [history]
Genre: History
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12538  
Source - Print  
  Author: Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu
  Editor: R. Brimley Johnson
  Title: Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1906
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 98
  Additional comments: Letter from Wortley Montagu to her sister the Countess of Mar. Taken from the Kessinger Publishing Reprint of 1906 edition published by J.M.Dent.

Citation: Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762 (London, 1906), p. 98, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12538, accessed: 30 January 2023

Additional comments:

Letter written whilst Wortley Montagu was in Peterwaradin, in Hungary.

 

 

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