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Record 22597

Reading Experience:

Copious MS notes in hand of George Otto Trevelyan. Dates of reading are: Oct 1902 (on a train in Italy); Sept 16 1905; May 12 1918 (at Welcombe). He notes the dates when Macaulay read his own copy of Demosthenes and says of the reading in 1837: "The last time in 2 days". In 1902: "Certainly Holmes is a marvellous scholar" but in 1918: "Holmes writes of oratory like a pedant, narrow, sceptical and critical, - who never heard a fine speech in his life."
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1902 and 1918
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: Demosthenes
Title: Demosthenes With English notes by the Rev. Arthur Holmes
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Longmans, Green, 1896
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22597  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS notes in book cited below,

Citation: MS notes in book cited below,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:

I cannot enter location as these are various. I have not transcribed all notes



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