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Record 12539

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Sir Paul Rycaut is mistaken (as he commonly is) in calling the sect [italics] muterin [italics].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 1 Apr 1717
Country: unknown
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 n/a
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: unknown
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: Sir Paul Rycaut
Title: unknown
Genre: History, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12539  
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: 108
  Additional comments: Letter from Wortley Montagu to the Abbe Conti. 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. 108, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12539, accessed: 30 January 2023

Additional comments:

Letter written whilst Wortley Montagu was in Adrianople. Sir Paul Rycaut served as chancellor and secretary during the Earl of Winchelsea's embassy to Constantinople in the 1660s, and wrote several accounts of his experiences and Turkish society.

 

 

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