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Record 7549

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[When in hospital in Renfrew, Canada, W.H. Davies] 'commented on the inappropriateness of some of the reading matter supplied him - "Freddie's Friend", "Little Billie's Button", "Sally's Sacrifice".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between Mar 1899 and Apr 1899
Country: Canada
Time: n/a
Place: city: Renfrew
specific address: hospital
   
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 Henry Davies
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Jul 1871
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: vagrant, later poet
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Wales
Country of experience: Canada
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: Little Billie's Button
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7549  
Source - Print  
  Author: Richard J. Stonesifer
  Editor: n/a
  Title: W.H. Davies: A Critical Biography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1963
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 41
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Richard J. Stonesifer, W.H. Davies: A Critical Biography (London, 1963), p. 41, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7549, accessed: 02 July 2022

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