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Record Number: 27987


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Quoted from Mrs Maxwell Scott: 'My cousin, Baroness von Appell (grand-daughter of Sir Walter [Scott]'s brother Thomas) will be one of those most interested in these letters. Her mother was the Eliza mentioned by my great-aunt Anne in one letter, and was a most clever and delightful lady, whose reading aloud of Emma is one of the remembrances of my girlhood.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Eliza Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

Family members including great-niece.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Emma

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27987

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Warden of Wadham College, Oxford

Title:

Letters Hitherto Unpublished, Written by Members of Sir Walter Scott's Family to their Old Governess

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1905

Vol:

n/a

Page:

93 n.2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Warden of Wadham College, Oxford (ed.), Letters Hitherto Unpublished, Written by Members of Sir Walter Scott's Family to their Old Governess, (London, 1905), p. 93 n.2, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27987, accessed: 18 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Source ed.'s note accompanies remark by Anne Scott, in letter of 10 March 1824: 'Eliza is a very nice little girl' (p.93).

   
   
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