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Record 19171

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 28 January 1845: 'I have seen a page of the Lancet (which Nelly Bordman sent me), with extracts from the abominable "case". It is plain enough from the extracts printed by Mr Greenhough in a letter to the Chronicle yesterday, from H. Martineau's notes to him, that she understood & was ready to permit a [italics]partial[end italics] publication. But what she did [italics]not[end italics] expect, was an independent pamphlet filled with the most offensive details possible. Could any woman [...] have expected patiently such a disclosure, so made?'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 30 Nov 1844 and 28 Jan 1845
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Evangelical
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: article on reported cure by mesmerism of Harriet Martineau
Genre: Medicine, Astrology / alchemy / occult
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Extracted from The Lancet, 30 November 1844
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19171  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1992
  Vol: 10
  Page: 46
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 46,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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