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Record Number: 32925


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘The Katharine Tynan verses are perfectly charming in that War Poetry cutting. Sweet, original and truly felt.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 12 Jun and 21 Jun 1916

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Laventie
county: Pas-de-Calais
other location: billets

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:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Katharine Tynan

Title:

[poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper, Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32925

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:

99

Additional Comments:

Letter to Mathilda Chapman, 21 June 1916, from billets at Laventie.

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 99, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32925, accessed: 13 November 2019


Additional Comments:

I have not been able to identify the periodical in which this poetry appeared. Katharine Tynan (1859-1931) was a prolific writer of novels and autobiography as well as poetry.

   
   
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