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Record 18381

Reading Experience:

Wednesday 13 July 1932: 'Old Joseph Wright & Lizzie Wright are people I respect. Indeed I do hope the 2nd vol. will come this morning. He was a maker of dialect dixeries: he was a workhouse boy [...] And he married Miss Lea a clergyman's daughter. And I've just read their love letters with respect [goes on to comment further on text].'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jul 1932 and 13 Jul 1932
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:

Author: Elizabeth Wright
Title: The Life of Joseph Wright (vol 1)
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1932
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18381  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1982
  Vol: 4
  Page: 115-116
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1982), 4, p. 115-116,, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:

Text authored by Joseph Wright's wife; Wright compiled The English Dialect Dictionary (6 vols, 1896-1905), and was Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford, 1901-1925; see p.116 n.6 in source.



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