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Record 30211

Reading Experience:

'This last week many little amenities have softened our lot; after a fornight's detention we had the good fortune to have our grand-motherly sergeant as chief of the guard. In our recent tour of the home counties under his superintendence we had established a certain authority over him by reason of his dependence upon us for remembering his documents, catching trains, and most principally, not losing ourselves! Thanks to this moral ascendancy, we were able to raid our kits and get almost anything we wanted — toilet things and books were the greatest desiderata — and since then I have been enjoying Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher. I hope to finish this and then do Sartor again, so as to take Browning's and Carlyle's philosophies of life with me to think over during the Scrubs [detention] months.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 20 Jan 1917 and 1 Feb 1917
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Worcester
county: Worcestershire
other location: Detention Barracks
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:Thomas Corder Pettifor Catchpool
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Jul 1883
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Engineer; conscientious objector
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Jones
Title: Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher
Genre: Other religious, Essays / Criticism, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 30211  
Source - Print  
  Author: Corder Catchpool
  Editor: n/a
  Title: On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1918; repr. 1940
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 126-27
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Corder Catchpool, On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector (London, 1918; repr. 1940), p. 126-27,, accessed: 13 June 2024

Additional comments:



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