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Record 3055

Reading Experience:

'[Rose Macaulay's] library comprised chiefly old tomes from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which she read and re-read with absorbed delight, from Hakluyt to Addison... Her most cherished books were the twelve volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary inherited from her father. As the daughter of a don and a lover of words, she added her own marginal annotations to those pencilled in by George Macaulay'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:Rose Macaulay
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1881
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: anglican
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: Joseph Addison
Title: [probably The Spectator]
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical, numbers bound as volume?
Publication details: eighteenth century edition
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3055  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Emery
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Rose Macaulay: A Writer's Life
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 196
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Emery, Rose Macaulay: A Writer's Life (London, 1991), p. 196,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:



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