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Record Number: 16997


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 14 May 1842: 'I cdnt help reading to Crow your beautiful story of your Flush [dog] [...] mine immediately took up the gesture of listening intently gathering his ears over his great eyes as if he saw a hare [...] & patting about his little paws everytime the word [...] "Flush" occurred. Be sure he thought I was reading about [italics]him[end italics]!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 May 1842 and 14 May 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:

Elizabeth Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 May 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Evangelical

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Miss Crow (reader's maidservant)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Russell Mitford

Title:

letter to Elizabeth Barrett

Genre:

pets; letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

16997

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:

342-243

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 342-243, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16997, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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