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Record Number: 18230


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday 1 July: '[in library of Robert Bridges, during visit to Morrell family at Garsington] I asked to see the Hopkins manuscripts; & sat looking at them with that gigantic grasshopper Aldous [Huxley] folded up in a chair close by.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 30 Jun 1926 and 1 Jul 1926

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Boar's Hill, near Oxford
county: Oxfordshire
specific address: Chilswell House
location in dwelling: 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:

Virginia Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

agnostic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Title:

[manuscripts]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

18230

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

3

Page:

93

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1980), 3, p. 93, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18230, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Bridges a neighbour of the Morrells; Huxley also a guest at Garsington. Not clear whether Woolf read MSS of Hopkins's criticism or letters, as well as/instead of his poetry.

   
   
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