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Record Number: 30347


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'... as we drifted gaily down the sparkling river [Tigris] in perfect autumnal weather, I thought of Browning's [italics] Wanderers [end italics] .... For on my kelek I had my [italics] Book of Verses [end italics], my Loaf of Bread and even my Jug of Wine and I only lacked some visionary "Thou" beside me.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 30 Nov 1916

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:

William Collis Spackman

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

23 Sep 1889

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Medical Officer, RAMC

Religion:

n/a

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:

Robert Browning

Title:

"The Wanderers"

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in "The Oxford Book of Verse"

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

30347

Source:

Print

Author:

W. C. Spackman

Editor:

Tony Spackman

Title:

Captured at Kut: The Great War Diaries of Colonel W C Spackman

Place of Publication:

Barnsley

Date of Publication:

2008

Vol:

n/a

Page:

123-124

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

W. C. Spackman, Tony Spackman (ed.), Captured at Kut: The Great War Diaries of Colonel W C Spackman (Barnsley, 2008), p. 123-124, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=30347, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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