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Record Number: 22597


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Copious MS notes in hand of George Otto Trevelyan. Dates of reading are: Oct 1902 (on a train in Italy); Sept 16 1905; May 12 1918 (at Welcombe). He notes the dates when Macaulay read his own copy of Demosthenes and says of the reading in 1837: "The last time in 2 days". In 1902: "Certainly Holmes is a marvellous scholar" but in 1918: "Holmes writes of oratory like a pedant, narrow, sceptical and critical, - who never heard a fine speech in his life."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1902 and 1918

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:

Demosthenes

Title:

Demosthenes With English notes by the Rev. Arthur Holmes

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Longmans, Green, 1896

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22597

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=22597, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

I cannot enter location as these are various. I have not transcribed all notes

   
   
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