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Record 30347

Reading Experience:

'... as we drifted gaily down the sparkling river [Tigris] in perfect autumnal weather, I thought of Browning's [italics] Wanderers [end italics] .... For on my kelek I had my [italics] Book of Verses [end italics], my Loaf of Bread and even my Jug of Wine and I only lacked some visionary "Thou" beside me.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 30 Nov 1916
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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 Collis Spackman
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 23 Sep 1889
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Medical Officer, RAMC
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Browning
Title: "The Wanderers"
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in "The Oxford Book of Verse"
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 30347  
Source - Print  
  Author: W. C. Spackman
  Editor: Tony Spackman
  Title: Captured at Kut: The Great War Diaries of Colonel W C Spackman
  Place of Publication: Barnsley
  Date of Publication: 2008
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 123-124
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: W. C. Spackman, Tony Spackman (ed.), Captured at Kut: The Great War Diaries of Colonel W C Spackman (Barnsley, 2008), p. 123-124,, accessed: 10 December 2023

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