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Record Number: 22676


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

MS annotations and marginal marks incl. v.1 p.503, in reply to the author's comment "we must now throw a glance to the external", Sir George writes: "High time that you did. Seldom has so able a writer been so swamped and mastered by his materials." Describes ch. 6 as "Terribly lengthy. Such masses of extracts ... are out of place in such a book as this." V.4 p.530 in reply to the author's wish to have fostered through his work a "love of freedom of thought, of speech, and of life" Sir George writes "This is a true claim on the part of Motley, and is the prime merit of his history". "Motley on the whole has raised himself by this volume [2]. He has a fine enthusiasm for liberty and public right." "The fourth volume ... is deeply interesting, and, in some respects, better constructed and written than the other three. Welcombe. May 26. 1916". Dates of reading include: "Nov 3 1915 - Wallington" and "June 28 - with C[aroline] Wallington 1921."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1915 and 1921

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambo
county: Northumberland
specific address: Wallington
other location: Welcombe, Warwickshire

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

Lady Caroline Trevelyan, wife of Sir George Otto Trevelyan


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Lothrop Motley

Title:

History of the United Netherlands

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: John Murray, 1875-6 4v.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22676

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

MS notes in volume cited below.,

Citation:

MS notes in volume cited below., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22676, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS notes in this book

   
   
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