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Record Number: 30348


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Shaved, breakfast - porridge, bread & butter, tea. Read "The Mystery of the Sands" [sic]. Dinner of roast beef, cabbage & potatoes, rice. Slept a little. Head shaved, wound dressed.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

24 Oct 1917

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Rednal, Birmingham
county: West Midlands
specific address: 1st Birmingham War Hospital

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:

John Frederick William Dunn

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

25 Oct 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Lance Corporal, 7th Field Ambulance, 2nd Australian Division, AIF

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Australia

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Erskine Childers

Title:

The Riddle of the Sands

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30348

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Frederick William Dunn

Title:

Diaries of John Frederick William Dunn

Location:

State Library of South Australia

Call No:

D7414(L)

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

John Frederick William Dunn, Diaries of John Frederick William Dunn State Library of South Australia, p. D7414(L), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=30348, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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