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Record Number: 25132


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'During the daytime I could not gain sufficient solitude for reading my little story books and was obliged to use the only secure retreat - the long, narrow, WC. In much later years, when my family was "too much with me", I was again driven to use this apartment in order to polish verses'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1872 and 31 Dec 1874

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bury St Edmunds
county: Suffolk
specific address: Governor's house, County Gaol, Bury St Edmunds
location in dwelling: water closet

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:

Zoe Procter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

10 Sep 1867

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of former Lieutenant, Governor of Bury St Edmunds Gaol

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

India

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25132

Source:

Print

Author:

Zoe Procter

Editor:

George Baker

Title:

Life and Yesterday

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1960

Vol:

n/a

Page:

6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Zoe Procter, George Baker (ed.), Life and Yesterday (London, 1960), p. 6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25132, accessed: 20 June 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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