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Record Number: 32975


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘We had Church Parade this morning. One Major read the Lesson and another played the organ. This afternoon I have been reading a book which I just received from Leslie.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

9 Jan 1916

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
daytime

Place:

city: Romford
county: Essex
specific address: Hare Hall 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:

Wilfred Owen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Mar 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Second Lieutenant, Artists' Rifles

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:

unknown unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
probably sent by cousin Leslie Gunston


Source Information:

Record ID:

32975

Source:

Print

Author:

Wilfrid Owen

Editor:

Harold Owen

Title:

Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1967

Vol:

n/a

Page:

375

Additional Comments:

Letter to undisclosed recipient, dated 10 January 1916, Hare Hall Camp, Romford, Essex

Citation:

Wilfrid Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 375, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32975, accessed: 20 July 2019


Additional Comments:

10 January 1916 was a Monday so this was perhaps the day that the letter was postmarked. The internal evidence suggests that the reading experience, and the recording of this, took place on Sunday 9 January 1916.

   
   
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