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Record Number: 16400


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Hunter (aged 10) to Elizabeth Barrett, quoted in letter of Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 2 May 1837: '"I read today in a magazine a tale of Miss Mitford's about the widow's dog Chloe who was very faithful and would go back to the widow's house. If you do not know the story, I dare say she will tell it to you. I should like to know Miss Mitford very much -- for her writings are [italics]so[end italics] beautiful & affectionate, -- and I think she would not dislike children."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1837 and 2 May 1837

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 Hunter

Age:

Child (0-17)

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Russell Mitford

Title:

"The Widow's Dog"

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16400

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

3

Page:

242

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 242, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16400, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Source editors note that story mentioned was later published in Country Stories, but have been 'unable to find a prior magazine publication' (see p.243 n.17).

   
   
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