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Record Number: 10098


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At 9.50 I went into the general office in order to await any cases of infectious diseases or nuisances which may arise during the day (inspector on duty) and chatted with the clerk on duty. He had a Coronation souvenir paper and read aloud the heading "Smiles that charm all subjects" and added in a disappointed tone "they have failed to charm me".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

12 May 1937

Country:

Northern Ireland

Time

morning: 9.50

Place:

city: Belfast
other location: Office, at work

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

clerk on duty

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Northern Ireland

Country of Experience:

Northern Ireland

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

Inspector on duty


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Politics, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10098

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge, 'May the Twelfth: Mass-Observation Day Surveys' (London, 1937), p. 244, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk,

Citation:

Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge, 'May the Twelfth: Mass-Observation Day Surveys' (London, 1937), p. 244, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10098, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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