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Record 25144

Reading Experience:

'Early in 1888 my grandmother was taken ill, and my sister Mary and I went daily to Albert Hall Mansions to help my eldest sister and do errands for her. I spent many hours sitting on the floor by one of the rosewood vaneer book cases, which I still possess, reading a varied assortment of works ranging from the Ehtics of Aristotle, through all the nineteenth century poets, down to the poems of Bulwer Lytton, written under the name of Owen Meredith.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1888 and 31 Mar 1888
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Albert Hall Mansions
location in dwelling: on the floor
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 10 Sep 1867
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: daughter of Lieutenant
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: Edward Bulwer Lytton
Title: [poetry]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 25144  
Source - Print  
  Author: Zoe Procter
  Editor: George Baker
  Title: Life and Yesterday
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1960
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 57
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Zoe Procter, George Baker (ed.), Life and Yesterday (London, 1960), p. 57,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:



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