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Record Number: 12652


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There was also a pretty good library on board [HMS Spartiate], and I suppose the chaplain, who had charge of it, had noticed that I chose books not usually read by stokers and had commented on it. During our trips from place to place I used to sit or lie on the fo'c'sle when not on watch reading biography, criticism, history and philosophy, or indeed any book of more than ephemeral interest.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1905 and 31 Dec 1908

Country:

Far East

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: on board HMS Spartiate, ship of the Royal Navy

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:

Stuart Wood [pseud?]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Feb 1885

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

son of master craftsman, but habitual criminal, at this time stocker in Navy

Religion:

family Methodist but becomes athiest

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Far East

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown- various titles]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, History, Biography, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
library on board Navy ship


Source Information:

Record ID:

12652

Source:

Print

Author:

Stuart Wood

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1932

Vol:

n/a

Page:

99

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Stuart Wood, Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir (London, 1932), p. 99, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12652, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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