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Record Number: 32906


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Indeed you are darlings of a special sort. The birthday book of my beloved William [Wordsworth] is charming, and you know what I think of the oatcake and scones you make. But why have you not written in the book? Where are your birthdays?’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1915 and 1 Jan 1916

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:

Adelaide Wordsworth

Title:

Wordsworth Birthday Book

Genre:

Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32906

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:

65

Additional Comments:

Letter to the Chapman family, 1 January 1916, Chelmsford, Essex

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 65, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32906, accessed: 17 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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