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Record 11275

Reading Experience:

Sir John Hammerton looking back on his early days in Glasgow when he left school and became a correspondence clerk, he said of Cassell's Library "What an Aladdin's cave it proved to me! Addison, Goldsmith, Bacon, Steele, DeQuincey ..., Charles Lamb. Macaulay and many scores of others whom old Professor Morley introduced to me -- what a joy of life I obtained from these, and how greatly they made life worth living!"
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Glasgow
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:Sir John Hammerton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: correspondence clerk
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Francis Bacon
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Cassell's Library ed Morley
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11275  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Hammerton
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Books and Myself
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1944
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 72
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Hammerton, Books and Myself (1944), p. 72,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:



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