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Record Number: 32296


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the afternoon, at a tennis party at Blair Castle, a bicycle orderly arrives with an urgent telegram for my battalion. Being the senior Cameronian officer present I open it and read that we are to return to Glasgow forthwith in accordance with the "Precautionary Period" measures of the Defence Plan prior to Mobilisation. Tennis ends abruptly ...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

29 Jul 1914

Country:

Scotland

Time

afternoon

Place:

county: Perthshire
specific address: Blair Castle
other location: tennis 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:

James Lochhead Jack

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1880

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Brigadier-General, West Yorkshire Regiment

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

[telegram]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Manuscript: telegram

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32296

Source:

Print

Author:

James Jack

Editor:

John Terraine

Title:

General Jack's Diary, 1914-1918

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1964

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Jack, John Terraine (ed.), General Jack's Diary, 1914-1918, (London, 1964), p. 21, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32296, accessed: 13 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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