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Record 9994

Reading Experience:

'Suddenly, he gave a sort of cry, and read out the opening sentences from the "Times" announcing a battle in the valley of the Alma...both he and my mother seemed deeply excited. He broke off his reading when the fact of the decisive victory was assured, and he and my mother sank simultaneously on their knees...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1854 and 31 Dec 1854
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London, Islington
location in dwelling: Breakfast table, at home in Islington
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Philip Gosse
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1810
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: zoological writer
Religion: Plymouth Brethren
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
family: wife and son, Edmund Gosse
Additional comments: father of Edmund Gosse


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Times
Genre: Politics, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9994  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edmund Gosse
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Father and Son
  Place of Publication: Keele: Ryburn Publishing
  Date of Publication: 1994 (1907)
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 47
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Edmund Gosse, Father and Son (Keele: Ryburn Publishing, 1994 (1907)), p. 47,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:



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