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Record 12652

Reading Experience:

'There was also a pretty good library on board [HMS Spartiate], and I suppose the chaplain, who had charge of it, had noticed that I chose books not usually read by stokers and had commented on it. During our trips from place to place I used to sit or lie on the fo'c'sle when not on watch reading biography, criticism, history and philosophy, or indeed any book of more than ephemeral interest.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jun 1905 and 31 Dec 1908
Country: Far East
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board HMS Spartiate, ship of the Royal Navy
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:Stuart Wood [pseud?]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 Feb 1885
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: son of master craftsman, but habitual criminal, at this time stocker in Navy
Religion: family Methodist but becomes athiest
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Far East
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown- various titles]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History, Biography, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
library on board Navy ship


Source Information:

Record ID: 12652  
Source - Print  
  Author: Stuart Wood
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1932
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 99
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Stuart Wood, Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir (London, 1932), p. 99,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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