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Record 12556

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell on being read to as a child by her mother, Jane Sewell (nee Edwards; married 1802): 'I can recall now the pleasure with which (taking turns with my sisters) I used to jump up into her lap and listen whilst she read to us [italics]Anson's Voyages[end italics], or [italics]Lemprier's Tour to Morocco[end italics], or the [italics]History of Montezuma[end italics]. When she had finished, we all, kneeling round her, said our prayers and went to bed happy.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1825
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
specific address: High Street
location in dwelling: Nursery
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:Jane Sewell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: mother
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Reader's daughters, including Elizabeth Sewell.
Additional comments: nee Edwards


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: History of Montezuma
Genre: History, Biography, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12556  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1908
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 9
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell (London, 1908), p. 9,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

Reader's husband a land agent.



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