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Record 14163

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell recalls studies at the second school she attended (to the age of 15): 'Our subjects of study included -- besides English history and exercises in grammar -- lessons in mythology and upon the English Constitution learnt by heart from Mangall's Questions, the outlines of the rise of nations, with Roman, Grecian, and French history (the latter read in French), Mrs. Marcet's Conversations on Chemistry and Political Economy, and Joyce's Scientific Dialogues.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1828 and 31 Dec 1830
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:Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 Feb 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: School pupil
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: [texts on French history]
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In French
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14163  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: n/a
  Title: 'The Reign of Pedantry in Girls' Schools' (article in The Nineteenth Century)
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1888
  Vol: 23
  Page: 222-223
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, 'The Reign of Pedantry in Girls' Schools' (article in The Nineteenth Century) (1888), 23, p. 222-223,, accessed: 04 March 2024

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