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Record Number: 32904


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘You letter gave me great pleasure; and for once I took your advice on a matter of books, to the extent of buying that World’s Classics Selection you mentioned (I have the first, selected by Peacock) and am just one reading it … I read little now, and auction bridge (O game of games!) debating, a little music, and spending boring evenings with fools occupy me much.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1915 and 17 Dec 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Chelmsford
Essex

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:

William Peacock

Title:

English Prose from Mandeville to Ruskin

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32904

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:

62-3

Additional Comments:

Letter to Sydney Shimmin, music teacher, organist and friend of Marion Scott,17 December 1915, Chelmsford, Essex

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton, (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 62-3, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32904, accessed: 15 November 2019


Additional Comments:

The identity of this work is speculative, the only clues being the publisher's series and the name 'Peacock.'

   
   
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