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Record Number: 20309


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'With her shiny black apron she cleaned her Woolworth's spectacles, thick lenses in metal frames with wire side pieces, and read the letter, screwing up her eyes'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1938 and 1 Oct 1939

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Glasgow
location in dwelling: at Aunt Rachel'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:

Rachel

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

sewing worker

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

aunt of Ralph Glasser



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[Ralph Glasser's acceptance letter from Oxford University]

Genre:

letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

20309

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:

105

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ralph Glasser, Growing up in the Gorbals (London, 1986), p. 105, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20309, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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