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Record Number: 30212


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This last week many little amenities have softened our lot; after a fornight's detention we had the good fortune to have our grand-motherly sergeant as chief of the guard. In our recent tour of the home counties under his superintendence we had established a certain authority over him by reason of his dependence upon us for remembering his documents, catching trains, and most principally, not losing ourselves! Thanks to this moral ascendancy, we were able to raid our kits and get almost anything we wanted — toilet things and books were the greatest desiderata — and since then I have been enjoying Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher. I hope to finish this and then do Sartor again, so as to take Browning's and Carlyle's philosophies of life with me to think over during the Scrubs [detention] months.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 15 Jul 1883 and 20 Jan 1917

Country:

n/a

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:

Thomas Corder Pettifor Catchpool

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Jul 1883

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Engineer; conscientious objector

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Sartor Resartus

Genre:

Other religious, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

30212

Source:

Print

Author:

Corder Catchpool

Editor:

n/a

Title:

On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1918; repr. 1940

Vol:

n/a

Page:

126-27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Corder Catchpool, On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector (London, 1918; repr. 1940), p. 126-27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=30212, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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