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Record Number: 9994


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Suddenly, he gave a sort of cry, and read out the opening sentences from the "Times" announcing a battle in the valley of the Alma...both he and my mother seemed deeply excited. He broke off his reading when the fact of the decisive victory was assured, and he and my mother sank simultaneously on their knees...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1854 and 31 Dec 1854

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London, Islington
location in dwelling: Breakfast table, at home in Islington

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Philip Gosse

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1810

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

zoological writer

Religion:

Plymouth Brethren

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

family: wife and son, Edmund Gosse


Additional Comments:

father of Edmund Gosse



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

The Times

Genre:

Politics, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9994

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Father and Son

Place of Publication:

Keele: Ryburn Publishing

Date of Publication:

1994 (1907)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

47

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son (Keele: Ryburn Publishing, 1994 (1907)), p. 47, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9994, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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