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Record Number: 12523


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'14th March 1929. I had the ?Open Road? in my pocket, and we [G.M. and a friend, Miss Mundel] read bits together, and talked of ?Wander-thirst?, of Stevenson, of gardens, of tobacco, and (with E.V.L. in our minds) of ?Punch?. I recommended some of the glorious days I have passed in the country beyond St. Cloud with this book for company, and recited Stevenson?s ?Requiem? which Miss M?ndel liked and copied. The Websters gave me three numbers of ?Punch? for my week-end reading.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

14 Mar 1929

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris

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:

Gerald Moore

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

16 Jun 1903

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Coffee then Cocoa broker, working for Unilever - United Africa Company

Religion:

none

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walt Whitman

Title:

Song of the Open Road

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12523

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Gerald Moore

Title:

MS Diary 1929

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

MS Diary 1929

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

For more information about this diary, please contact the RED project. See www.open.ac.uk/RED

Citation:

Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1929, Private Collection, MS Diary 1929, n/a, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12523, accessed: 08 April 2020


Additional Comments:

This material Copyright Andrew Neill Vanson Moore, and Shirley Frances Gould-Smith.

   
   
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