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Record Number: 30213


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A new officer has been censoring our letters the last two days. I fancy the C.O. gave orders that they were to be much more strict. He seems needlessly and brutally inquisitive, asking as he looks at the signatures, "Who's this fellow?" "Who's so-and-so?" "What woman's this, your sweetheart?" and so on, reading through every word of the letters, and laying down his dictum, "Nothing connected with your beliefs, peace, your position here, etc." — I hardly know what he expects one's friends to write about.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 14 May 1917 and 16 May 1917

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Devonport
county: Devon

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

unknown

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Army officer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Corder Catchpool and other conscientious objectors


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[letters addressed to conscientious objectors in camp]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

30213

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:

137

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Corder Catchpool, On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector (London, 1918; repr. 1940), p. 137, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=30213, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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