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Record Number: 22594


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Copious MS notes; multiple dates of reading , incl. "Sept 15 1915 Wallington"; "July 3 1922 A glorious winter"; "Finished Herodotus, all of him, once again this day Sept. 10 1925. He is a cordial in old age, and an anodyne in poor health. But I shall now pass willingly enough to Thucydides with a fine, clear legible type. My old copy was bought 73 years ago, at Harrow! I am reading, side by side with my two Greek historians, the Annals and the Histories of Tacitus. Macaulay found in the three of them "something he could find in no one else"; and my experience is the same as his. G.O. Trevelyan"

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1915 and 1925

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:

Herodotus

Title:

Works

Genre:

Classics, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Whittaker and Co., George Bell, 1854

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22594

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=22594, accessed: 26 May 2024


Additional Comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS notes.

   
   
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