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Record Number: 29102


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'... at about half past two walking up Oxford Street I saw Bumpus's, the famous bookshop. There was an exhibition on there free of charge, the library and papers of John Locke, the famous English philosopher. So I went in and had a look. There were the books that the sage used, his desk, his manuscripts, his private notebooks ... One of the notebooks was open and I read a note to the effect that a man told him how at a certain place in France five miles from such and such a spot was "a spring which was cold in summer and hot in winter." "This," added Locke, in a touch which I appreciated, "he told me he knew from his own observation."'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1932 and 22 Jun 1932

Country:

United Kingdom

Time

afternoon: 2.30-3.30

Place:

city: London
specific address: Bumpus's Bookshop

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:

Cyril Lionel Robert James

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Jan 1901

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Trinidad

Country of Experience:

United Kingdom

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Locke

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Manuscript notebook.

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
Seen as part of an exhibition.


Source Information:

Record ID:

29102

Source:

Print

Author:

Cyril Lionel Robert James

Editor:

Nicholas Laughlin

Title:

Letters from London

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2003

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Cyril Lionel Robert James, Nicholas Laughlin (ed.), Letters from London (Oxford, 2003), p. 41, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=29102, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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