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Record 20586

Reading Experience:

[From SHR's introduction] 'The assistance to her husband in his professional duties consisted, so we are told in another obituary notice, in reading his briefs aloud to him when he returned home tired from the House of Commons, and marking from his dictation those passages he deemed of importance'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 3 Jan 1798 and 29 Oct 1818
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Great Russell Street
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:Anne Romilly
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1773
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)
Her husband, Sir Samuel Romilly
Additional comments: nee Garbett


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [legal briefs]
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
owned by her husband


Source Information:

Record ID: 20586  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Romilly
  Editor: Samuel Henry Romilly
  Title: Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1936
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 23
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 23,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

year of birth is a guess - she was married at the age of around 24 in Jan 1798



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