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Record Number: 17996


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Friday 14 December 1917: 'Today we went to see Philip at Fishmongers Hall [being used as military hospital] [...] a great burly cavalry officer was reading his book in a far corner; unused to reading books, I should think.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

14 Dec 1917

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Fishmongers' Hall

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

cavalry officer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

a cavalry officer



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17996

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

1

Page:

92

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 92, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17996, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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