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Record 22680

Reading Experience:

MS notes in all vol. other than I, XI and XVI. Some are copied from Macaulay's own copy of Cicero which he read between 1835-7: "transferred by me from his Bipontine edition [to] the outside margin of the Delpin"; "Macaulay's notes are marked with M". Sir George's dates of reading incude: 1899; 1903; "June 18 1904 Chamonix"; "Nov 17 1909 Rome A heavy day of rain & the break up of our long spell of fine weather"; "Wallington Oct 12 1916"; "Christmas Day 1918 Welcombe"; 1919; "June 21 1921 Wallington"; 1923. Sir George responds to Macaulay's comments: "I understand my uncle's feelings about it in India, and his reservations twenty years afterwards." V.3: "On the whole I agree with Macaulay about the comparative value of the Third Book [...]". Vol. 12 draws historical parallels: "It is strange to read these letters. Cicer's cruel anxiety about the course to be taken [...] were like out anxieties about America, the Balkans, and the Scandinavian States. Then, as now, the whole civilised world was in question" [written in 1915].
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Between 1899 and 1923
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambo
county: Northumberland
specific address: Wallington Hall
other location: Rome, Chamonix, 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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Title: M. Tullii Ciceronis Opera
Genre: Classics, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Valpy, 1830 (16v.)
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22680  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS notes in book cited below.,

Citation: MS notes in book cited below.,, accessed: 17 June 2024

Additional comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS notes in this book.



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