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Record 18685

Reading Experience:

'Yesterday I finfished the "Life" [the biography of Saint Teresa of Avila by Cunninghame Grahames's wife Gabriela.] Ca m'a laisse une profonde impression de tristesse [...] I can say no more just now.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 13 Jan 1898
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Stanford-le-Hope
county: Essex
specific address: Ivy Walls Farm
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:Joseph Conrad
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Dec 1857
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Master mariner and author
Religion: originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist
Country of origin: Poland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Gabriela Cunninghame Graham
Title: Santa Teresa: Her Life and Times
Genre: Other religious, Biography
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: London A.and C Black 1894
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18685  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: 2
  Page: 17
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to R.(Robert) B .(Bontine) Cunninghame- Graham 14 January 1898, Stanford-le- Hope.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 17,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Gabriela Cunninghame Graham who claimed to be a Chilean- French poet, was found after her death to in fact be Carolyn Horsfall from Ripon. N Yorks.



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