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Record Number: 7724


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Margot Asquith in footnote to letter to her from Henry James of 9 April 1915, in praise of her diary, in Margot Asquith: An Autobiography (1922), 70-73: 'Out of all my diaries I have hardly been able to quote fifty pages, for on re-reading them I find they are not only full of Cabinet secrets but jerky, disjointed and dangerously frank.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

Margot Asquith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1864

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

wife of politician

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Margot Asquith

Title:

Diaries

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Codex

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7724

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

749 n.1

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 749 n.1, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7724, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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