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Record Number: 27285


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Books read by William Lygon, seventh Earl Beauchamp (politician, 1872-1938) to his daughters Lettice (1906-73) and Sibell (1907-2005) between June 1915 and December 1916 at Madresfield Court, Worcestershire: The Tapestry Room (Mrs Molesworth) The Pigeon Pie (Charlotte M. Yonge) Lilian’s Golden Hours (Eliza Meteyard) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Wandering Willie (from Scott’s Redgauntlet?) The Talisman (Walter Scott) Ivanhoe (Walter Scott) St Ives (Robert Louis Stevenson) Theodora Phranza (J. M. Neale) The House of Walderne (A. D. Crake) The Black Arrow (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Caged Lion (Charlotte M. Yonge) The Little Duke (Charlotte M. Yonge) The Jungle Books (Rudyard Kipling) The Maltese Cat (Rudyard Kipling) Boscobel (William Harrison Ainsworth) Puck of Pook’s Hill (Rudyard Kipling) Rewards and Fairies (Rudyard Kipling) The Armourer’s Apprentice (Charlotte M. Yonge) and some poetry.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1915 and 31 Dec 1916

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Worcestershire
specific address: Madresfield Court

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 Lygon, seventh Earl Beauchamp

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1872

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

politician

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Reader's daughters Lettice (1906-73) and Sibell (1907-2005)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

Rewards and Fairies

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

27285

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Mulvagh

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Madresfield

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2008

Vol:

n/a

Page:

250

Additional Comments:

The orginal source is a handwritten record: “The books Daddy has read to us”, reproduced in the source cited here.

Citation:

Jane Mulvagh, Madresfield, (London, 2008), p. 250, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27285, accessed: 24 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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