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Record Number: 18384


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I slept most of the morning, and in the afternoon I lay in the sun and read copies of the Calcutta "Statesman " four months old, that Auden had brought for wrapping up geological specimens. I derived as much enjoyment from them as if they had been that morning's issue.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

4 Aug 1937

Country:

border zone of Pre-Partition India (now Pakistan) and China

Time

afternoon

Place:

other location: Camp on glacier system of northern Karakoram Himalaya alt.appox 18,000ft

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:

Eric Shipton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Aug 1907

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

mountaineer/explorer and writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

English (born in Ceylon)

Country of Experience:

border zone of Pre-Partition India (now Pakistan) and China

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

The small team of four Europeans included, as well as Eric Shipton, the equally well known explorer and writer Bill Tilman, the surveyor Michael Spender (brother of Stephen Spender) and the geologist John Auden (brother of W.H.Auden).



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Calcutta Statesman

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

April-May 1937

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18384

Source:

Print

Author:

Eric Shipton

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Blank on the Map: in The Six Mountain Travel Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1999 (1938)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

253

Additional Comments:

This source text narrates an historic surveying and mapping expedition to the remote northern summits of the Karakoram Himalayas.

Citation:

Eric Shipton, Blank on the Map: in The Six Mountain Travel Books (London, 1999 (1938)), p. 253, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18384, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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