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Record Number: 18013


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I lay in an immense bed, with firelight flickering on the ceiling, and read a book by a theosophist.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 8 Jan 1926

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

9 Mar 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Novelist

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:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Theosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18013

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Louise de Salvo

Title:

The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

90

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from letter written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, dated Friday 8 January 1926 . Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Louise de Salvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 90, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18013, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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