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Record Number: 12405


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thursday 30th September ?Ivanhoe? (Walter Scott) Late work still the order of the ? night. All is still confusion and chaos. My life at present is a tale of mugging away at my desk. I read a book on my way down town. Have a little brisk conversation with Smith in the luncheon hour ? if he is in town, or a walk round the book shops if he is not. Another little talk with Pat over our evening coffee. A few laughs during the day at Blowers? profanity or Lauson?s buffoonery. Then home to a meal, a short read, a little writing and bed. I seldom see the children except on Sundays.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

30 Sep 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:

Walter Scott

Title:

Ivanhoe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

The Everyman edition

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12405

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=12405, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

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

   
   
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