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Record Number: 3249


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

' ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] used to go for picnics at Porto Fino, loaded with books of verse, and Mrs Thompson and Mr [Alfred] Strettell would read aloud to them from Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Keats, and Tennyson.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1854 and 31 Dec 1857

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Porto Fino

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:

Christiana Thompson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1825

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

mother

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

Elizabeth Thompson Alice Thompson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3249

Source:

Print

Author:

June Badeni

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Slender Tree: A Life of Alice Meynell

Place of Publication:

Padstow

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

15

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

June Badeni, The Slender Tree: A Life of Alice Meynell (Padstow, 1981), p. 15, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3249, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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