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Record 22594

Reading Experience:

Copious MS notes; multiple dates of reading , incl. "Sept 15 1915 Wallington"; "July 3 1922 A glorious winter"; "Finished Herodotus, all of him, once again this day Sept. 10 1925. He is a cordial in old age, and an anodyne in poor health. But I shall now pass willingly enough to Thucydides with a fine, clear legible type. My old copy was bought 73 years ago, at Harrow! I am reading, side by side with my two Greek historians, the Annals and the Histories of Tacitus. Macaulay found in the three of them "something he could find in no one else"; and my experience is the same as his. G.O. Trevelyan"
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1915 and 1925
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: Herodotus
Title: Works
Genre: Classics, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Whittaker and Co., George Bell, 1854
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22594  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS notes in book cited below.,

Citation: MS notes in book cited below.,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS notes.



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