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Record Number: 12310


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Wednesday, 27th January, Smith spoke of having wished to be a school master. He would like, even now, to get a bursary to Oxford or Cambridge. We talked of the difficulty which the universities are said to find in filling up these studentships. Smith ascribed it mainly to economic reasons, family demands, the insufficiency of the allowances etc? Why is it a constant of history that the older generation must fail to make provision for the changed requirements of the younger. Read - ?Peer Gynt? (Ibsen)'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

27 Jan 1926

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Liverpool

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:

Gerald Moore

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

16 Jun 1903

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Coffee then Cocoa broker, working for Unilever - United Africa Company

Religion:

none

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:

Henrik Ibsen

Title:

Peer Gynt

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12310

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Gerald Moore

Title:

MS Diary 1926

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

MS Diary 1926

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1926 Private Collection, p. MS Diary 1926, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12310, accessed: 27 June 2022


Additional Comments:

This material Copyright Andrew Neill Vanson Moore, and Shirley Frances Gould-Smith.

   
   
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