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Record 12465

Reading Experience:

'11th January, Tuesday. ?John Inglesant? ? (J. H. Shorthouse). I notice a report of a speech by Dr. Norwood in this morning?s Liverpool Post. I am amazed to note how he seems to take war in China for granted, as merely inevitable and spends his time appealing to the Powers ?not to gather in a spirit of spoliation?, after the conflict! Already! And this, from a leading Pacifist, and League of Nations speaker. How can it be thought surprising, that the ordinary people, spending too much time earning their bread and butter to allow of deep thought, should succumb easily to waves of jingoism, when the prophet and leaders themselves, the most steady of the press, the most earnest of clerics are already braying compromise, within ten years of the World War.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 11 Jan 1927
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Liverpool
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:Gerald Moore
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16 Jun 1903
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Coffee then Cocoa broker, working for Unilever - United Africa Company
Religion: none
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: J.H. Shorthouse
Title: John Inglesant
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12465  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Gerald Moore
  Title: MS Diary 1927
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: MS Diary 1927
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1927 Private Collection, p. MS Diary 1927, p. n/a,, accessed: 24 March 2023

Additional comments:

This material Copyright Andrew Neill Vanson Moore, and Shirley Frances Gould-Smith.



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