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Record 2521

Reading Experience:

'The manager here Mr. Simpson hearing what I said of it [George Chesney's "The Battle of Dorking"] took a proof home at night and while he was still wrapt up in it was startled by his mother a most acute old lady (who had picked up the sheets as he let them fall) exclaiming "Surely George the Germans never were in England"'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 17 Apr 1871 and 26 Apr 1871
Country: n/a
Time: night
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:Old Mrs Simpson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George T Chesney
Title: Battle of Dorking
Genre: History
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet, Proofs of article
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 2521  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: George T. Chesney
  Title: Letters
  Location: National Library of Scotland
  Call no: MS 4273/ 30/ 363
  Page/folio: 436-7

Citation: George T. Chesney, Letters National Library of Scotland, p. MS 4273/ 30/ 363, p. 436-7,, accessed: 22 April 2024

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