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Record 12562

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell on her childhood reading in her family home: 'To be alone was never unpleasant to me. In the nursery my great pleasure was to sit by myself in a dark closet, opening into a room, with a little lanthorn by my side, and read a story, while my sisters played about. I enjoyed hearing them, but I did not wish to join them.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 19 Feb 1815 and 31 Dec 1828
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
specific address: High Street
location in dwelling: Closet
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:Elizabeth Sewell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 Feb 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [Story]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12562  
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: 16
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell (London, 1908), p. 16,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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