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Record Number: 18486


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Then came those old-fashioned books of natural history that dealt courageously with The Universe, illustrating it with quaint engravings of strange rock formations in the Hartz Mountains, the Mammoth caves in Kentucky, the Aurora Borealis, and the eruption of Mount Etna; always with little men armed with long staves, looking as though they themselves were responsible for the phenomena. But none of these were part of the school curricula.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1914 and 31 Dec 1919

Country:

England or Ceylon

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Aug 1907

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

English born in Ceylon

Country of Experience:

England or Ceylon

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

text read during prep school years, date range an estimate.



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[books of natural history]

Genre:

Children's Lit, Geography / Travel, Natural history

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18486

Source:

Print

Author:

Eric Shipton

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Upon That Mountain: in The Six Mountain Travel Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1999 (1943)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

316

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Eric Shipton, Upon That Mountain: in The Six Mountain Travel Books (London, 1999 (1943)), p. 316, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18486, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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