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Record 27278

Reading Experience:

Books read by William Lygon, seventh Earl Beauchamp (politician, 1872-1938) to his daughters Lettice (1906-73) and Sibell (1907-2005) between June 1915 and December 1916 at Madresfield Court, Worcestershire: The Tapestry Room (Mrs Molesworth) The Pigeon Pie (Charlotte M. Yonge) Lilian’s Golden Hours (Eliza Meteyard) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Wandering Willie (from Scott’s Redgauntlet?) The Talisman (Walter Scott) Ivanhoe (Walter Scott) St Ives (Robert Louis Stevenson) Theodora Phranza (J. M. Neale) The House of Walderne (A. D. Crake) The Black Arrow (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Caged Lion (Charlotte M. Yonge) The Little Duke (Charlotte M. Yonge) The Jungle Books (Rudyard Kipling) The Maltese Cat (Rudyard Kipling) Boscobel (William Harrison Ainsworth) Puck of Pook’s Hill (Rudyard Kipling) Rewards and Fairies (Rudyard Kipling) The Armourer’s Apprentice (Charlotte M. Yonge) and some poetry.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jun 1915 and 31 Dec 1916
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Worcestershire
specific address: Madresfield Court
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:William Lygon, seventh Earl Beauchamp
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1872
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: politician
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Reader's daughters Lettice (1906-73) and Sibell (1907-2005)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Title: The Black Arrow
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 27278  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Mulvagh
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Madresfield
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2008
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 250
  Additional comments: The orginal source is a handwritten record: “The books Daddy has read to us”, reproduced in the source cited here.

Citation: Jane Mulvagh, Madresfield (London, 2008), p. 250,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:



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