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Record 18037

Reading Experience:

27 June 1918: 'At the Club yesterday I picked up the Times & read of Aunt Minna's death 2 days ago at Lane End [...] She was in her 91st year. A more composed, & outwardly useless life one can't imagine [...] I saw her a few weeks ago, apparently unaware of death, taking her house for 4 years further, & saying precisely what she'd said at any time -- about good & bad novels [goes on to reminisce further about aunt]'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 26 Jun 1918
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 1917 Club, Gerrard Street
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:Virginia Woolf
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
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:

Title: notice of death of Sarah Emily Duckworth
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: In The Times
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18037  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1977
  Vol: 1
  Page: 161
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 161,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:



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