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Record 22676

Reading Experience:

MS annotations and marginal marks incl. v.1 p.503, in reply to the author's comment "we must now throw a glance to the external", Sir George writes: "High time that you did. Seldom has so able a writer been so swamped and mastered by his materials." Describes ch. 6 as "Terribly lengthy. Such masses of extracts ... are out of place in such a book as this." V.4 p.530 in reply to the author's wish to have fostered through his work a "love of freedom of thought, of speech, and of life" Sir George writes "This is a true claim on the part of Motley, and is the prime merit of his history". "Motley on the whole has raised himself by this volume [2]. He has a fine enthusiasm for liberty and public right." "The fourth volume ... is deeply interesting, and, in some respects, better constructed and written than the other three. Welcombe. May 26. 1916". Dates of reading include: "Nov 3 1915 - Wallington" and "June 28 - with C[aroline] Wallington 1921."
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1915 and 1921
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambo
county: Northumberland
specific address: Wallington
other location: Welcombe, Warwickshire
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: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Lady Caroline Trevelyan, wife of Sir George Otto Trevelyan
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Lothrop Motley
Title: History of the United Netherlands
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: John Murray, 1875-6 4v.
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22676  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS notes in volume cited below.,

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

Additional comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS notes in this book



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