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Record Number: 25134


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It was strange that, as a girl of fifteen, my greatest friend should have been this Colonel Berkeley. The thirty years difference in our ages did not seem to matter. He was fond of reading and we read poetry together, a great deal of Tennyson, and although I had read George Eliot's novels, I was surprised that she who produced the dry prose of "Daniel Deronda", should also have produced "The Spanish Gipsy".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1882 and 31 Dec 1883

Country:

India

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Morar

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:

India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Title:

[poetry]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25134

Source:

Print

Author:

Zoe Procter

Editor:

George Baker

Title:

Life and Yesterday

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1960

Vol:

n/a

Page:

36

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Zoe Procter, George Baker (ed.), Life and Yesterday (London, 1960), p. 36, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25134, accessed: 20 June 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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