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Record Number: 16943


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Russell Mitford to Elizabeth Barrett, ?27 March 1842: 'I made my father happy in reading what you say of Sir Robert [Peel]: his eyes brightened like diamonds at the sound. For my part, I incline to think with one of Miss Edgeworth's heroines, that "he cannot be so very artful as is said, because everybody does say so."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1842 and 27 Mar 1842

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:

Mary Russell Mitford

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1787

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Dr George Mitford


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Barrett

Title:

letter to Mary Russell Mitford

Genre:

Politics, Letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

16943

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

5

Page:

275

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 275, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16943, accessed: 15 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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