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Record Number: 32914


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘ … thank you immensely for "Friends" [W. W. Gibson], an unforgettable book … My town-pride received a shock yesterday—and my pocket. Cridland and I went to Salisbury, which took us both by storm. The Cathedral is not so fine as Gloucester, but the surroundings thereof, and the town beat ours … I bought Cobbett’s "Rural Rides", in Nelson 6d edition, there are am getting on very well with it …’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 25 May 1916 and 31 May 1916

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Salisbury
county: Wiltshire
specific address: Park House 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:

William Cobbett

Title:

Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Politics, Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first published 1830. Nelson edn. 1914

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32914

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:

82

Additional Comments:

Letter to J. W. Haines from Park House Camp, Salisbury, 2 May 1916

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton, (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 82, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32914, accessed: 22 July 2019


Additional Comments:

On p.85 of source text Gurney records his intention of taking this book to France.

   
   
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