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Record 20587

Reading Experience:

[from SHR's intro] 'It was probably Day's "Sandford and Merton" which induced her [Maria Edgeworth] to apply her natural gifts to the writing of books of an educational nature for children'. [ME spent holidays at Day's home]
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 1 Jan 1767
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Anningsly
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: later author
Religion: n/a
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: Thomas Day
Title: Sandford and Merton
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20587  
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: 35
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 35,, accessed: 07 July 2022

Additional comments:



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