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Record Number: 20308


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I found the letter when I got home about seven in the evening. While I read it I bolted my teas as usual. Then I read it again, a message from a distant planet, with its strange, sonorous, processional language. "Willing to come into residence": you didn't go and stay, you went into [italics] residence [end italics]!'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1938 and 1 Oct 1939

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening: around 7pm

Place:

city: Glasgow
location in dwelling: at the table, whilst eating

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:

Ralph Glasser

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Apr 1916

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

schoolboy or labourer

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

Lithuania

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[acceptance letter from Oxford University]

Genre:

letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20308

Source:

Print

Author:

Ralph Glasser

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Growing up in the Gorbals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

98

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ralph Glasser, Growing up in the Gorbals (London, 1986), p. 98, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20308, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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