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Record 17156

Reading Experience:

'when we went to bed she [Sewell's mother] would go upstairs with us and read to us whilst we were being undressed, because she did not like us to run the risk of being frightened by ghost stories told by the nursery-maids, as she had been once frightened herself. I can recall now the pleasure with which (taking my turn with my sisters) I used to jump up into her lap and listen whilst she read to us "Anson's Voyages", or "Lemrier's Tour to Morocco", or the "History of Montezuma". When she had finished, we all, kneeling around her, said our prayers and went to bed happy.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1825
Country: England
Time: night
Place: city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
location in dwelling: nursery
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive 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: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Elizabeth Sewell and her sisters
Additional comments: mother of Elizabeth M. Sewell


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 17156  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiogrphy of Elizabeth M. Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1907
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 8-9
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiogrphy of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 8-9,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:

Probably not the real title - work could have been a translation of a conquistador account, eg by Hernan Cortes



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