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Record Number: 11403


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The [reference room of the public library] was almost airless, catarrhal from the fumes of the coke-stove, musty and dusty from the half-mouldering, out-of-date sets of "The Encyclopedia Britannica" and the "Dictionary of National Biography". We took down pages and pages of what, in the end, proved to be quite useless notes on the lives of Gustavus Adolphus and Richelieu...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1931 and 31 Dec 1931

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Millom
other location: Public Library, reference room

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:

Norman Nicholson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Jan 1914

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of tailor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Dictionary of National Biography

Genre:

Biography, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

11403

Source:

Print

Author:

Norman Nicholson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wednesday Early Closing

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

n/a

Page:

179

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 179, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11403, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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