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Record 28935

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Many thanks for the copy of your book which I have read with the greatest of interest and pleasure.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1914 and 14 Apr 1914
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: Orlestone nr. Ashford
Kent
Capel House
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: James Johnston Abraham
Title: A Surgeon's Log: Being Impressions of the Far East
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: first published Chapman Hall 1911.
Provenance: owned
sent by author

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28935  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Laurence Davies, Owen Knowles, Gene Moore and J.H.Stape
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 9, Uncollected Letters 1892-1923
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2007
  Vol: 9
  Page: 173
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to J.J. Abraham dated 14 April 1914, Capel House

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies, Owen Knowles, Gene Moore and J.H.Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 9, Uncollected Letters 1892-1923 (Cambridge, 2007), 9, p. 173, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28935, accessed: 20 April 2019

Additional comments:

Date range speculative but likely to have been early April 1914, given Conrad's usual habit of promptly acknowledging books sent to him, or apologising when reply delayed by gout, other illness, or travel.

 

 

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