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Record Number: 32879


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘At present I am “on sick” with lumbago, a horrid name … "Land and Water" is still very optimistic. My thoughts go onward to the dim time after the war, and the politics in ten years time. Here is Belloc gaining a great following; who is a very strong opponent of the Party System, a Strong Anti-Socialist … He is certain to show large in public opinion … I have discovered an original essay on Spring! In a book called "Southward Ho" by Holbrook Jackson in Dent’s Wayfarer’s Library—a good book. There is nowhere to put books here—nowhere! Only in that comic-tragic kit bag. Gott strafe it. A slot machine is what I want, or a valet.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 13 Feb 1915 and 28 Jun 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Epping
county: Essex
specific address: Wintry Farm Camp

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:

Ivor Bertie Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Aug 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Private, Gloucestershire Regiment

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

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:

Hilaire Belloc (ed)

Title:

The Country Gentleman and Land and Water

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics, Sport / Leisure

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32879

Source:

Print

Author:

Ivor Gurney

Editor:

R. K. R. Thornton,

Title:

Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

25

Additional Comments:

Letter to Marion Scott [violinist,musicologist] 28 June 1915, Wintry Farm Camp, Epping, Essex

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton, (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 25, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32879, accessed: 19 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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