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Record Number: 29969


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read Kipling's "Diversities", Steevans "India" Wells "War [of the Worlds]" "Dynamiter" and a little Graham Wallas and Metchnikhoff, but with fatigue and unease.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

8 Jul 1917

Country:

at sea (Arabian Sea between Bombay and Aden

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: on board the small Indian troopship "Purnea"

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:

Ronald Storrs

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Nov 1881

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

diplomat (colonial civil servant) and army officer

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

at sea (Arabian Sea between Bombay and Aden

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

A Diversity of Creatures

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1917

Provenance

unknown
This may have been among the books bought in Bombay see Record ID29964


Source Information:

Record ID:

29969

Source:

Print

Author:

Ronald Storrs

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Orientations

Place of Publication:

London (Readers Union Edn.)

Date of Publication:

1939 (1937)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

263

Additional Comments:

Diary entry 8 July 1917.

Citation:

Ronald Storrs, Orientations, (London (Readers Union Edn.), 1939 (1937)), p. 263, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29969, accessed: 28 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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