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Record Number: 25144


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Early in 1888 my grandmother was taken ill, and my sister Mary and I went daily to Albert Hall Mansions to help my eldest sister and do errands for her. I spent many hours sitting on the floor by one of the rosewood vaneer book cases, which I still possess, reading a varied assortment of works ranging from the Ehtics of Aristotle, through all the nineteenth century poets, down to the poems of Bulwer Lytton, written under the name of Owen Meredith.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1888 and 31 Mar 1888

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Albert Hall Mansions
location in dwelling: on the floor

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

10 Sep 1867

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of Lieutenant

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:

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Title:

[poetry]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

25144

Source:

Print

Author:

Zoe Procter

Editor:

George Baker

Title:

Life and Yesterday

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1960

Vol:

n/a

Page:

57

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Zoe Procter, George Baker (ed.), Life and Yesterday (London, 1960), p. 57, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25144, accessed: 20 June 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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