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Record 20309

Reading Experience:

'With her shiny black apron she cleaned her Woolworth's spectacles, thick lenses in metal frames with wire side pieces, and read the letter, screwing up her eyes'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1938 and 1 Oct 1939
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Glasgow
location in dwelling: at Aunt Rachel's House
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:

Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: sewing worker
Religion: Jewish
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: aunt of Ralph Glasser


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [Ralph Glasser's acceptance letter from Oxford University]
Genre: letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 20309  
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: 105
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ralph Glasser, Growing up in the Gorbals (London, 1986), p. 105,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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