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Record 28864

Reading Experience:

'The readng of "Memories and Notes" has been one continuous delight. As you know I have been privileged to see some of these papers even in typescript and some in their serial form. But the quality of their interest and freshness is of the kind that does not perish in the reading and re-reading.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between Apr 1921 and 1 Nov 1921
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bishopsbourne
county: Kent
specific address: Oswalds
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:Joseph Conrad
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Dec 1857
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Master mariner and author
Religion: originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist
Country of origin: Poland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sidney Colvin
Title: Memories and Notes of Persons and Places, 1852-1912
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Edward Arnold, 1921
Provenance: owned
presentation copy by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 28864  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Laurence Davies and J. H. Stape
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7, 1920-1922
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2005
  Vol: 7
  Page: 362
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Sidney Colvin, 1 November 1921, Oswalds

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and J. H. Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7, 1920-1922 (Cambridge, 2005), 7, p. 362,, accessed: 27 September 2020

Additional comments:

See also record ID 28811 and fn.2, p.362 of source text for earlier readings of chapters of this text.



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