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Record Number: 2521


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The manager here Mr. Simpson hearing what I said of it [George Chesney's "The Battle of Dorking"] took a proof home at night and while he was still wrapt up in it was startled by his mother a most acute old lady (who had picked up the sheets as he let them fall) exclaiming "Surely George the Germans never were in England"'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 17 Apr 1871 and 26 Apr 1871

Country:

n/a

Time

n/anight

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:

Old Mrs Simpson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George T Chesney

Title:

Battle of Dorking

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet, Proofs of article

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

2521

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

George T. Chesney

Title:

Letters

Location:

National Library of Scotland

Call No:

MS 4273/ 30/ 363

Page/Folio:

436-7

Citation:

George T. Chesney, Letters National Library of Scotland, p. MS 4273/ 30/ 363, p. 436-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2521, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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