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Record 29102

Reading Experience:

'... at about half past two walking up Oxford Street I saw Bumpus's, the famous bookshop. There was an exhibition on there free of charge, the library and papers of John Locke, the famous English philosopher. So I went in and had a look. There were the books that the sage used, his desk, his manuscripts, his private notebooks ... One of the notebooks was open and I read a note to the effect that a man told him how at a certain place in France five miles from such and such a spot was "a spring which was cold in summer and hot in winter." "This," added Locke, in a touch which I appreciated, "he told me he knew from his own observation."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1932 and 22 Jun 1932
Country: United Kingdom
Time: afternoon: 2.30-3.30
Place: city: London
specific address: Bumpus's Bookshop
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:Cyril Lionel Robert James
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Jan 1901
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Trinidad
Country of experience: United Kingdom
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Locke
Title: n/a
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Manuscript: Manuscript notebook.
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
Seen as part of an exhibition.


Source Information:

Record ID: 29102  
Source - Print  
  Author: Cyril Lionel Robert James
  Editor: Nicholas Laughlin
  Title: Letters from London
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2003
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 41
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Cyril Lionel Robert James, Nicholas Laughlin (ed.), Letters from London (Oxford, 2003), p. 41,, accessed: 21 January 2022

Additional comments:



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