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Record Number: 13897


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My personal opinion of margarine has quite changed owing to the arrival of this questionnaire. My mother opened it by mistake, but finding it was not of a private nature, read the questions. When I arrived home for tea that evening she asked as if I felt hungry. I replied, yes, and went on reading the paper, 'Here is a piece of bread and butter for you to go on with' she said.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1938 and 30 Nov 1938

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

location in dwelling: kitchen

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:

unknown

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

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:

Title:

questionnaire about margarine

Genre:

survey

Form of Text:

Print: Broadsheet, Questionnaire / survey sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

13897

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report A9, Date December 1938, Title SOCIAL ATTITUDES TO MARGARINE, p. 5, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk ,

Citation:

File Report A9, Date December 1938, Title SOCIAL ATTITUDES TO MARGARINE, p. 5, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13897, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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