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Record 22591

Reading Experience:

Many MS dates of reading: "Feb 13 1907 Welcombe"; "Nov 10 1909 Rome (Read in one day)"; "June 1915 Welcombe"; "October 1921 Wallington Have read the Euthyphron 6 times in 15 years." Includes a MS list of "My personal favourites in the dialogues of Plato". MS. notes in ink copied from Macaulay's folio edition of this text; this edition also belonged to Macaulay.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Dec 1903 and Dec 1921
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:George Otto Trevelyan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Jul 1838
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Historian and statesman
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Plato
Title: Dialogues
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text:
Publication details: Berlin: Reimer, 1816-1817
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22591  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS notes in text cited below.,

Citation: MS notes in text cited below.,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:

Several locations are given for reading this text so I have been unable to fill out box 8. I have not transcribed all the MS notes. There is a letter laid in from Henry Jackson, Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge, dated 1 Dec 1903 recommending certain passages of Plato not strictly philosophical and MS note in hand of GOT refers to a later letter from Jackson recommending more passages (June 7 1915). A letter laid in from Jackson to GOT's daughter Pauline refers to the first.



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