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Record Number: 4881


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Dora Montefiore, sent to Holloway [as suffragette] in October 1906, recalls the decor of her cell: "On the shelf were a Bible, a wooden spoon, a salt cellar, and one other book whose name I forget, but I remember glancing into it and thinking it would appeal to the intelligence of a child of eight".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Oct 1906

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: HMP Holloway

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:

Dora Montefiore

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

4881

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader: 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

246

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 246, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4881, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Dora B. Montefiore, From a Victorian to a Modern (1927) 97.

   
   
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