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Record 30213

Reading Experience:

'A new officer has been censoring our letters the last two days. I fancy the C.O. gave orders that they were to be much more strict. He seems needlessly and brutally inquisitive, asking as he looks at the signatures, "Who's this fellow?" "Who's so-and-so?" "What woman's this, your sweetheart?" and so on, reading through every word of the letters, and laying down his dictum, "Nothing connected with your beliefs, peace, your position here, etc." — I hardly know what he expects one's friends to write about.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 14 May 1917 and 16 May 1917
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Devonport
county: Devon
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: unknown
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Army officer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Corder Catchpool and other conscientious objectors
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: [letters addressed to conscientious objectors in camp]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 30213  
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: 137
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Corder Catchpool, On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector (London, 1918; repr. 1940), p. 137,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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