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Record 28815

Reading Experience:


'I was laid up directly on arriving here, and this is the explanation of the delay in thanking you for the precious copy of the book. Pray convey to your brother my great appreciation of his signature on the fly leaf.'

[Hence follow four lines of praise.]

Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Nov 1919 and 4 Jan 1920
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bishopsbourne
county: Kent
specific address: Oswalds
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:Joseph Conrad
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Dec 1857
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Master mariner and author
Religion: originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist
Country of origin: Poland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: David Bone
Title: Merchantmen-at-Arms:The British Merchants' Service in the War
Genre: History, Naval history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Chatto and Windus 1919
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 28815  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Laurence Davies and J.H.Stape
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7 1920-1922
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2005
  Vol: 7
  Page: 5
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Captain David Bone, dated 4 January 1920, Oswalds

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and J.H.Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7 1920-1922 (Cambridge, 2005), 7, p. 5,, accessed: 08 December 2023

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