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Record Number: 10319


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Don't worry about me; at last I am a serious soldier. I have a pile of books on ordnance, and gunnery, and ammunition, and explosives etc., etc., littering my table, to say nothing of Napier's "Peninsular War", and a "Life of Napolean"![sic] So when my major made a surprise descent yesterday afternoon from Curepipe, he found me immersed in an essay on Rifling, and was rather pleased!'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

22 Feb 1905

Country:

Mauritius

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: Port Louis
specific address: Fort George

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[essay on rifling]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Technology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

10319

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:

26-27

Additional Comments:

Letter dated 23 February 1905.

Citation:

Donald William Alers Hankey, Edward Miller (ed.), Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms" (London, 1920), p. 26-27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10319, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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