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Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1850-1899'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong Charles DarwinPrint: Book
'Rose... remembers her father reading to them - Dickens, Scott, Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Meredith, T...George Macaulay Charles DarwinThe Origin of SpeciesPrint: Book
1850-1899'The [1890s] dockers' leader Ben Tillett went hungry in order to buy books ... [and] thereby struggled through the lit...Ben Tillett Charles Darwin[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Housewife, age twenty-eight... Has read "...questionaire respondent Charles Darwin[probably 'The Voyage of the Beagle']Print: Book
1900-1945'Nottinghamshire collier G.A.W. Tomlinson volunteered for repair shifts on weekends, when he could earn time-and-a-hal...G.A.W. Tomlinson Charles DarwinOn the Origin of SpeciesPrint: Book
1900-1945'For Dunfermline housepainter James Clunie, Das Kapital and the Wealth of Nations both demonstrated that industrialism...James Clunie Charles DarwinThe Descent of ManPrint: Book
1900-1945'Ewan McColl remembered his father, a Communist ironfounder, as someone who was always giving him secondhand books. He...Ewan McColl Charles Darwin[all works]Print: Book
"Ellen Wilkinson, brought up in Ardwick, Manchester, went with her father to lectures on theological and evolutionary ...Ellen Wilkinson and fatherCharles DarwinPrint: Book
1900-1945'after tea [W.J. Brown] would enjoy "five glorious hours of freedom" reading Darwin, Huxley and Tennyson's "In Memoria...William John Brown Charles Darwin[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'One book... stimulated the poet beyond all others; it became, in a way, a key to the rest of his reading for some tim...John Masefield Charles DarwinThe Origin of SpeciesPrint: Book
1850-1899'We began Darwin's work on "The Origin of Species" tonight. It seems not to be well written: though full of interestin...George Eliot (pseud) and G.H. LewesCharles DarwinOrigin of Species, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849'what I write for is to thank you again for sending me your brother's [Charles Darwin's] book. As for thanking Harriet Martineau Charles DarwinOn the Origin of Species by Means of Natural SelectionPrint: Book
1900-1945'The conversation went on about Darwin's "Origin of species", and F. said to S. "tha doesn't favour a monkey, but tha ...Charles DarwinOrigin of speciesPrint: Book
1850-1899'I bought Darwin's last book in despair, for I knew I could generally read Darwin, but it was a failure.'Robert Louis Stevenson Charles DarwinThe Expression of the Emotions in Man and AnimalsPrint: Book
1900-1945Marginalia in pencil in English on the following pages: 59, 208, 211, 256.Vernon Lee Charles DarwinThe Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to SexPrint: Book
1900-1945'My chief pleasure at the moment is Darwin's [italics] Voyage of the Beagle [end italics]... it is so fresh, so clear,...Antonia White Charles DarwinVoyage of the Beagle, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading Darwin's [book] I wish I had loved objective things and looked at them when I was a child instead of feeding ...Antonia White Charles DarwinVoyage of the Beagle, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945Passages transcribed in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1943) include reflections on Australia from Charles Darwin's...Edward Morgan Forster Charles DarwinThe Voyage of the BeaglePrint: Book
1850-1899'[from Gissing's diary] Spent the evening in a troubled state of mind, occasionaly glancing at Darwin's "Origin of Spe...George Gissing Charles DarwinOn the Origin of SpeciesPrint: Book
1850-1899'In November [1859] [Tennyson] was reading with intense interest an early copy of Darwin's Origin of Species, sent him...Alfred Tennyson Charles DarwinOn the Origin of SpeciesPrint: Book


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