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Record Number: 20113


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Oh - a propos of that, I've been absolutely engaged by a book about Knole, in which Eddy is described as "author and musician" and I am described as "the wife of the Hon. Harold Nicolson C.M.G." '

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1892 and 7 Feb 1945

Country:

England

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

9 Mar 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20113

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Nigel Nicolson

Title:

Vita and Harold

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

n/a

Page:

361

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 7 February 1945 written by Vita Sackville-West to Harold Nicolson. Letter written from Sissinghurst.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold (Great Britain, 1992), p. 361, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20113, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

In a footnote on page 24 the editor notes that Eddy is "Edward Sackville-West (1901-65), the writer and musician, who succeeded his father as 5th Lord Sackville in 1962. He never married."

   
   
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