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Record 16400

Reading Experience:

Mary Hunter (aged 10) to Elizabeth Barrett, quoted in letter of Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 2 May 1837: '"I read today in a magazine a tale of Miss Mitford's about the widow's dog Chloe who was very faithful and would go back to the widow's house. If you do not know the story, I dare say she will tell it to you. I should like to know Miss Mitford very much -- for her writings are [italics]so[end italics] beautiful & affectionate, -- and I think she would not dislike children."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1837 and 2 May 1837
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:Mary Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Mary Russell Mitford
Title: "The Widow's Dog"
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16400  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: 3
  Page: 242
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 242,, accessed: 21 January 2022

Additional comments:

Source editors note that story mentioned was later published in Country Stories, but have been 'unable to find a prior magazine publication' (see p.243 n.17).



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