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Record Number: 7549


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[When in hospital in Renfrew, Canada, W.H. Davies] 'commented on the inappropriateness of some of the reading matter supplied him - "Freddie's Friend", "Little Billie's Button", "Sally's Sacrifice".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between Mar 1899 and Apr 1899

Country:

Canada

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Renfrew
specific address: 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:

William Henry Davies

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Jul 1871

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

vagrant, later poet

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

Canada

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Little Billie's Button

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

7549

Source:

Print

Author:

Richard J. Stonesifer

Editor:

n/a

Title:

W.H. Davies: A Critical Biography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1963

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Richard J. Stonesifer, W.H. Davies: A Critical Biography (London, 1963), p. 41, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7549, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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