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Record 12523

Reading Experience:

'14th March 1929. I had the ?Open Road? in my pocket, and we [G.M. and a friend, Miss Mundel] read bits together, and talked of ?Wander-thirst?, of Stevenson, of gardens, of tobacco, and (with E.V.L. in our minds) of ?Punch?. I recommended some of the glorious days I have passed in the country beyond St. Cloud with this book for company, and recited Stevenson?s ?Requiem? which Miss M?ndel liked and copied. The Websters gave me three numbers of ?Punch? for my week-end reading.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 14 Mar 1929
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walt Whitman
Title: Song of the Open Road
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12523  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Gerald Moore
  Title: MS Diary 1929
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: MS Diary 1929
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1929 Private Collection, p. MS Diary 1929, p. n/a,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

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



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