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Record Number: 30214


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The censoring here has become such an unpleasant occasion as almost to take away the joy of receiving letters — chiefest of guard-room amenities. The new officer brings up another with him to share the fun — reads carefully and slowly through every word, making obnoxious little noises or verbal comments and then passes it on to his colleague — a side-light on the phrase "an officer and a gentleman". He makes a sheep and goat pile. The latter he slowly and wrathfully tears up into little pieces.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 14 May 1917 and 17 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 in company 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; British army officer.


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

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

30214

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:

140

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Corder Catchpool, On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector (London, 1918; repr. 1940), p. 140, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=30214, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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