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Record 7122

Reading Experience:

[on bike, visiting friends] 'Learnt "Jabberwocky" on the way! Passers by must have thought me mad, book in one hand, bike handle in other, sailing down hill saying in loud voice "Beware the Jabberwock, my son"!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 5 Sep 1945
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Darlington
county: Co. Durham
other location: on bicycle
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:Hilary Spalding
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 4 Sep 1927
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: daughter of clergyman, later schoolmistress and Head of English
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
"passers by"
Additional comments: Mrs Hilary Adams after marriage


Text Being Read:

Author: Lewis Carroll
Title: Jabberwocky
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7122  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Hilary Spalding
  Title: MS Diary 1945
  Location: Private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1945 Private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, p. n/a, p. n/a,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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