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Record Number: 30086


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Send an English newpaper (not the Daily Mail as we have it here) occasionally. We are forbidden to send picture postcards now. I am in a hurry to catch the mail, so I must close.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

6 Nov 1914

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Le Havre

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:

Henry William Williamson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Dec 1895

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, London Rifle Brigade

Religion:

n/a

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:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Daily Mail

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

November 1914

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

30086

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Williamson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Henry Williamson and the First World War

Place of Publication:

Stroud

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

38

Additional Comments:

Letter from Henry Williamson to Mrs Williamson, 6 November 1914.

Citation:

Anne Williamson, Henry Williamson and the First World War, (Stroud, 1998), p. 38, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30086, accessed: 09 July 2020


Additional Comments:

While not strictly a reading experience, this entry provides evidence for the presence at least of the Daily Mail in this location, with the implication that Williamson would have read it regularly.

   
   
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