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Record 19178

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 26 February 1845: 'I do not know Charlotte Smith's books for children. I read myself Mrs. Barbauld's '"Come hither Charles -- Come to Mama --" 'oh! how I remember it, book & all! & Miss Edgeworth's Frank & Rosamond. They were my own classics, and those of my brothers and sisters.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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 Barrett
Age Child (0-17)
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: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Title: Lessons for Children, From Two to Three Years Old
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit, Education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1787
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19178  
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: 96
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 96,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:



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