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Record Number: 10193


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter 292 7 October 1940 Referring to the Blitz on London: 'I see in to-day?s [New York] "Times" that you had a night of respite yesterday ? let?s hope you have lots more.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

7 Oct 1940

Country:

United States

Time

n/a

Place:

city: New York

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:

Benjamin Britten

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Nov 1913

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Composer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

United States

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

New York Times

Genre:

Politics, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

7 October 1940

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10193

Source:

Print

Author:

Benjamin Britten et al

Editor:

Donald Mitchell

Title:

Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten. Volume Two 1939-45

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

2

Page:

867

Additional Comments:

From letter to Ralph Hawkes Editors: Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed

Citation:

Benjamin Britten et al, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten. Volume Two 1939-45 (London, 1988), 2, p. 867, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10193, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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