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Record Number: 19828


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leonard Woolf to Margery Perham, 24 August 1955: 'Did you ever come across [Charles] Temple, who was in the Nigerian Civil Service [...] He read Empire and Commerce after his retirement and when he lived in Granada; hearing that Virginia and I were going to stay in the mountains above, he asked us to come and spend the night at his house. I had a long talk with him and he was very bitter against [Lord] Lugard [imperialist attacked by Woolf in text], claiming that a great deal of the credit for indirect rule etc., whicb Lugard claimed himself, ought to have gone to him, Temple.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1920 and 30 Apr 1923

Country:

n/a

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:

Charles Temple

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Colonial civil servant (retired)

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Leonard Woolf

Title:

Empire and Commerce in Africa

Genre:

Social Science, Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1920

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19828

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:

439-440

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf (London, 1990), p. 439-440, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19828, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Perham, a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, at work on a biography of Lugard; see p.439 n.2 in source. Leonard and Virginia Woolf travelled in Spain during spring 1923.

   
   
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