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Record 20855

Reading Experience:

'At home there were daily Bible-readings in the family circle for many years, but secular reading aloud happily also found a place. Lucy was "A good reader" and gave them Scott and Thackeray and Tom Moore as well as Shakespeare; Edward read Pickwick.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: From: 26 Jun 1873
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Fockbury
county: Worcestershire
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:Lucy Housman
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1823
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: solicitor's wife
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Edward Housman, her husband, and his children, including AE Housman.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20855  
Source - Print  
  Author: Norman Page
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography
  Place of Publication: Basingstoke
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 26-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Norman Page, A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography (Basingstoke, 1996), p. 26-7,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:

This was AE Housman's stepmother, whom his father married in 1873, aged about 50 - so year of birth a guess.



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