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Record 19655

Reading Experience:

'Still in bed. Have finished the love letters and left my pair on the brink of marriage... [She] is as lively and hare-brained a rattle as anyone could wish... She nearly killed herself by going out hatless in an east wind so as not to upset the dressing of her hair; another time she fell off a wall "trying to hide her ankles" from Dr Fyffe. Yet another time in her zeal for study she sewed the bodices to the skirts of her frocks so that she could dress in ten minutes.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 12 Feb 1933
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: in bed
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:Antonia White
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 31 Mar 1899
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Catholic by birth
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: christened Eirene Botting


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Welsh
Title: [letters to Carlyle]
Genre: Letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19655  
Source - Print  
  Author: Antonia White
  Editor: Susan Chitty
  Title: Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: I
  Page: 21
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957 (London, 1991), I, p. 21,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

also Carlyle's letters to Jane



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