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Record Number: 10312


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been reading the "Life of Dr. Johnson", and in a letter of his to a friend on the death of his mother I found the following passage, which reminded me of a resolve made some time ago, but forgotten.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 19 Mar 1905 and 25 Apr 1905

Country:

Mauritius

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Donald William Alers Hankey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Dec 1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Army Subaltern

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Mauritius

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Boswell

Title:

The Life of Samuel Johnson

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

10312

Source:

Print

Author:

Donald William Alers Hankey

Editor:

Edward Miller

Title:

Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms"

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1920

Vol:

n/a

Page:

38

Additional Comments:

Undated letter between one dated 19 March and Easter Tuesday 1905.

Citation:

Donald William Alers Hankey, Edward Miller (ed.), Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms" (London, 1920), p. 38, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10312, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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