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Record 25132

Reading Experience:

'During the daytime I could not gain sufficient solitude for reading my little story books and was obliged to use the only secure retreat - the long, narrow, WC. In much later years, when my family was "too much with me", I was again driven to use this apartment in order to polish verses'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1872 and 31 Dec 1874
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bury St Edmunds
county: Suffolk
specific address: Governor's house, County Gaol, Bury St Edmunds
location in dwelling: water closet
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:Zoe Procter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 10 Sep 1867
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: daughter of former Lieutenant, Governor of Bury St Edmunds Gaol
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: India
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25132  
Source - Print  
  Author: Zoe Procter
  Editor: George Baker
  Title: Life and Yesterday
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1960
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 6
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Zoe Procter, George Baker (ed.), Life and Yesterday (London, 1960), p. 6,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:



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