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Record Number: 30764


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I then read a book of Kipling's, "Under the Derdens [sic] ", which I had brought home with me and will send to you as soon as Grandmamma [Lady Olliffe] has read it. It is nothing like so good as the military stories, but it was the only one which was in. The last story in it is the best but it seems to me needlessly pathetic and without the power of the "Soldiers Three".

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

14 Feb 1890

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
specific address: 95 Sloane Street

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:

Gertrude Bell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Jul 1868

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

recent Oxford graduate, yet to tak up formal occupation as archaeologist and political advisor

Religion:

Christian (Anglican) later declared herself atheist

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:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

Under the Deodars

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1888, no information about which edition being read

Provenance

unknown
either bought that day or borrowed from London Library


Source Information:

Record ID:

30764

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

On-line archive of Gertrude Bell's letters and diaries (transcribed) http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk

Additional Information:

Letter from Gertrude Bell to Florence Bell 14 February 1890, London http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/letter_details.php?letter_id=1497

Citation:

On-line archive of Gertrude Bell's letters and diaries (transcribed) http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30764, accessed: 25 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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