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Record Number: 7295


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to William James, 1 January 1883, on having received William's farewell letter to their father too late for Henry James Sr to see it before he died: "I went out yesterday (Sunday) morning, to the Cambridge cemetary ... and stood beside his grave a long time and read him your letter of farewell -- which I am sure he heard somewhere out of the depths of the still, bright winter air."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

31 Dec 1882

Country:

USA

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge, Massachusetts
other location: cemetary

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:

Henry James

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Apr 1843

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

USA

Country of Experience:

USA

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William James

Title:

letter to Henry James Sr

Genre:

Letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7295

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

2

Page:

398

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 2, p. 398, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7295, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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