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Record 19074

Reading Experience:

'Father is rehearsing Drake's Drum for Wednesday'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1888 and 5 Jan 1902
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 22 Hyde Park Gate, S.W.
other location: Kensington Gardens
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Leslie Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Historian, literary critic, biographer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Virginia and Vanessa Stephen
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry John Newbolt
Title: Drake's Drum
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1897
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19074  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Stephen
  Editor: Nigel Nicholson
  Title: The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: Volume 1, 1888-1912
  Page: 47
  Additional comments: Editor's note: 'Henry John Newbolt (1862-1938), the poet and man of letters. Leslie Stephen much admired his most famous poems, 'Admirals All' and 'Drake's Drum', which he would declaim to his daughters as they walked through Kensington Gardens.' Date of letter tentative, according to the editor.

Citation: Virginia Stephen, Nigel Nicholson (ed.), The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1975), Volume 1, 1888-1912, p. 47,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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