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Record Number: 22545


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Vol. III: "Sept 10 1922 A jolly book with all its faults and absurdities. The social manners and ways of three generations ago are illustrated cheerfully in its pages." "Read again, with the same amusement, in the winter of 1927-8". Vol.II p.137: "The whole novel is burlesque. It is to me, as it was to my mother, uncle [Lord Macaulay], and to my sister Margaret, supremely and singularly readable. Dec 5 1927 Welcombe"

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 10 Sep 1922 and 5 Dec 1927

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Warwickshire
specific address: Welcombe

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:

George Otto Trevelyan

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

20 Jul 1838

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Historian and statesman

Religion:

n/a

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:

Frances Trollope

Title:

The Laurringtons; or, superior people

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1844

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22545

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

MS notes in book cited below,

Citation:

MS notes in book cited below, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22545, accessed: 26 May 2024


Additional Comments:

The identification of Welcombe, the home of Lady Trevelyan, relates only to the 1927 reading. The earlier ones were probably at Wallington, Northumberland. Other marginal notes have not been transcribed.

   
   
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