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Record Number: 12102


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I remember being called to Cambridge to act as a judge at an exhibition of basket-work at the local institute. My office concluded, I strolled about, admiring the beauty of the architecture of the colleges and the charm of the riverside. Passing by the back of King's College, I caught site of a punt lying along the river bank wherein lounged two reading undergraduates. Now, thought I, will be evident the ennobling standard of reading which public school and university teaching develop in the upper classes. I drew near and looked. They were reading the "Pink 'Un"!'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Cambridge
county: Cambridgeshire
specific address: King's College
other location: in a punt, at the back of King's College

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:

Reading Group:

university undergraduates

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

students

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:

Pink 'Un

Genre:

Fiction, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

12102

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Okey

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1930

Vol:

n/a

Page:

22

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Okey, A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch (London, 1930), p. 22, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12102, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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