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Record 7237

Reading Experience:

'Last night I spent with Charles Strachey; we each had an arm chair with a chair between us to hold books as we passed judgment on them. I am sending you Stevenson's last book which came out a few days ago, which I bought and read this afternoon (I had a meddlesome red pencil with which I slightly disfigured it) and which I think spendidly spirited.' [followed by a judgment on the book]
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Aug 1888 and 31 Aug 1888
Country: n/a
Time: evening: 'last night'
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:Sir Walter Raleigh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Sep 1861
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Charles Strachey (may have been listener, or also a reader? Books were read and discussed by Strachey and Raleigh)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 7237  
Source - Print  
  Author: Sir Walter Raleigh
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh 1879-1922
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1926
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 109
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sir Walter Raleigh, The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh 1879-1922 (London, 1926), p. 109,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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