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Record 5677

Reading Experience:

'after tea [W.J. Brown] would enjoy "five glorious hours of freedom" reading Darwin, Huxley and Tennyson's "In Memoriam" at the Battersea Public Library'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: evening: 'after tea'
Place: city: Battersea, London
other location: Public Library
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 John Brown
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1894
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Post Office Savings Bank clerk, later Labour MP
Religion: n/a
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: Thomas Henry Huxley
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at Battersea Public Library


Source Information:

Record ID: 5677  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 407
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 407,, accessed: 17 June 2024

Additional comments:

See W.J. Brown, 'So Far', pp.49-55.



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