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Record 24693

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'This morning I have been reading Matthew Arnold, for my Anthology, in an easy chair in the sun. This afternoon I shall do some gardening. I have a garden-bed, under my window, which is my own but the whole surrounding the house must be got ready for the reception of Ceres. My chief and most regular exercise is wood-chopping, which I do in honour of Ares.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 20 Sep 1932
Country: New Zealand
Time: morning
Place: city: South Canterbury
specific address: Barnswood, Hinds-mMyfield R.D
other location: garden
   
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:Walter D'Arcy Cresswell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1896
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Poet
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: New Zealand
Country of experience: New Zealand
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Matthew Arnold
Title: unknown
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24693  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter D'Arcy Cresswell
  Editor: Helen Shaw
  Title: Dear Lady Ginger an exchange of letters between Lady Ottoline Morrell and D'Arcy Cresswell together with Ottoline's Morrell's essay on Katherine Mansfield
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 43
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter D'Arcy Cresswell, Helen Shaw (ed.), Dear Lady Ginger an exchange of letters between Lady Ottoline Morrell and D'Arcy Cresswell together with Ottoline's Morrell's essay on Katherine Mansfield (London , 1984), p. 43, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24693, accessed: 19 October 2019

Additional comments:

This is an extract from a letter to Ottoline Morrell with whom D'Arcy Cresswell maintained a correspondence from 1930 until her death in April 1938. Having previously attended Ottoline Morrell's famous 'Thursdays' in which she acted as hostess to gatherings of writers, artists and philosophers, Cresswell had returned to his homeland having fallen into debt and no means available to him to remain in London. 'Barnswood' was a sheep station and the home of Cresswell's parents. Cresswell had been commissioned by an English publisher 'to make an Anthology of the best poetry since Byron'. However, 'Since Byron: An Anthology with a Thesis' ( including poems by Poe, Wells, Beddoes,Tennyson, Arnold, Rosetti, Whitman and Anonymous) was never, in the event, published.

 

 

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