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Record Number: 32915


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘You mention Ian Hay and MacGill. I had a glance at Ian Hay, and wished I could read it, but had to leave it. What I saw was very good indeed … By the way have you ever read W. H. Davies "Autobiography of a Super-Tramp". It would delight you immensely by its simplicity and plain truth … The only thing poor about Autobiography is the title. I hate “Super” things.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 22 Mar 1916 and 25 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:

Ian Hay

Title:

The First Hundred Thousand

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32915

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:

83

Additional Comments:

Letter to Marion Scott from Park House Camp, Salisbury, May 1916

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 83, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32915, accessed: 20 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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