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Record 20308

Reading Experience:

'I found the letter when I got home about seven in the evening. While I read it I bolted my teas as usual. Then I read it again, a message from a distant planet, with its strange, sonorous, processional language. "Willing to come into residence": you didn't go and stay, you went into [italics] residence [end italics]!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1938 and 1 Oct 1939
Country: Scotland
Time: evening: around 7pm
Place: city: Glasgow
location in dwelling: at the table, whilst eating
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:Ralph Glasser
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Apr 1916
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: schoolboy or labourer
Religion: Jewish
Country of origin: Lithuania
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [acceptance letter from Oxford University]
Genre: letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 20308  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ralph Glasser
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Growing up in the Gorbals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 98
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ralph Glasser, Growing up in the Gorbals (London, 1986), p. 98,, accessed: 18 July 2024

Additional comments:



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