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Record 17194

Reading Experience:

'I used to study by myself, for I knew that I was wofully ignorant. Such books as Russell's "History of Modern Europe" and Robertson's "Charles the Fifth", I read, and also Watts on the "Improvement of the Mind", and I plodded through an Italian history of the Venetian Doges, lent me by an intimate and valued friend of my father, Mr Turnbull'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1831 and 31 Dec 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
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 1815
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: later writer
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: [History of Venetian Doges]
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in Italian
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from Mr Turnbull


Source Information:

Record ID: 17194  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1907
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 42
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 42,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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