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Record Number: 20855


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At home there were daily Bible-readings in the family circle for many years, but secular reading aloud happily also found a place. Lucy was "A good reader" and gave them Scott and Thackeray and Tom Moore as well as Shakespeare; Edward read Pickwick.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

From: 26 Jun 1873

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Fockbury
county: Worcestershire

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:

Lucy Housman

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1823

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

solicitor's wife

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Edward Housman, her husband, and his children, including AE Housman.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20855

Source:

Print

Author:

Norman Page

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography

Place of Publication:

Basingstoke

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

n/a

Page:

26-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Norman Page, A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography (Basingstoke, 1996), p. 26-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20855, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

This was AE Housman's stepmother, whom his father married in 1873, aged about 50 - so year of birth a guess.

   
   
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