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Record Number: 20419


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We are in the far west. The journey North was a long one – from 9 am till 6.30 I had a Browning & Thackeray, a Criminal Digest & some need to work to occupy me & so time passed less heavily than I anticipated. Dick napped & read Lytton, growling when I addressed him any remarks – he does not show to advantage when travelling. I told him so when I addressed him like a father on the subject later on.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

16 Sep 1891

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: On a train

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:

Cornelia Sorabji

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

15 Nov 1866

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Student at Oxford University

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

India

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Browning

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20419

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Letter from Cornelia Sorabji while staying in Ireland to her family in Poona, India, 16 September 1891. British Library mss F165/5,

Citation:

Letter from Cornelia Sorabji while staying in Ireland to her family in Poona, India, 16 September 1891. British Library mss F165/5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20419, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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