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Record Number: 22593


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Copious MS notes and doodles throughout. First date "Trevelyan May 1852". One sketch is a drawing of "Alice [his sister] opening a box of soldiers. An anticipation of the holidays. What a child I was!" This vol. read by Sir George at prep school and Harrow "20 chap a day Wed. July 4th 1855" and in a later hand "when I worked so hard for the trials, and was so disappointed in coming out fourteenth. But the work won me the Gregory scholarship a year later on." I.i p.68: "These crosses in the text seem to represent the portion each boy was called on to translate." I.ii p.85 "I hate Harris"; "I detest Harris"; p.87: "I HATE HARRIS"; under this: "Poor little boy that I was; what a bad time I had with that able, and, (as I now know) not unkindly master". Many subsequent dates of reading, incl. Jan 20 1915 "sixty years after I was first reading it in the same volume at Harrow"; Sep 29 1922 "our wedding day"; March 14 1916 "Germans sent terms of peace to America through Colonel House: - and what terms!" "Finished this old book April 4 1916 Welcome. Almost everything reminds me of the most depressed and unsatisfactory period of my life, when I was the last boy in a form of 35, 63 years ago. What a mere child I was!"

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1852 and 1916

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Christian

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:

Thucydides

Title:

De bello Pelloponesiaco

Genre:

Classics, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Gotha: Hennings,1843-1851

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22593

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=22593, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS notes in this volume.

   
   
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