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Record Number: 19818


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leonard Woolf to Virginia Woolf, 25 September 1928: 'It began to rain [...] yesterday afternoon [...] Quentin [Bell, nephew] came and painted the gramophone and after tea I took him for a walk [...] Then I read Dorothy Osborne until bedtime.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

24 Sep 1928

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Rodmell
county: Sussex
specific address: Monk's House

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:

Leonard Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Nov 1880

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Dorothy Osborne

Title:

The Letters of Dorothy Osborne to William Temple

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19818

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Frederic Spotts

Title:

Letters of Leonard Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

n/a

Page:

233

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf (London, 1990), p. 233, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19818, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes that text had recently been reviewed by Virginia Woolf for the Times Literary Supplement and the New Republic; see p.233 n.6.

   
   
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