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Record Number: 32977


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘We have to go back to Camp on Monday! There are a number of Tents now standing: perhaps for us! I have not been to Hornchurch this Afternoon, but finding a well-furnished Room over a Tea Shop here vacant (of all but sleeping Artists), there remained; and, on the strength of Coffee, read, the whole Afternoon.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 6 May 1916 and 8 May 1916

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
daytime

Place:

city: Romford
county: Essex
specific address: tea rooms
location in dwelling: upstairs

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

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32977

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:

392

Additional Comments:

Letter to undisclosed recipient, dated 8 May 1916 (written 6 May) Cadet School, Gidea Hall, “Balgores,” Romford, Essex

Citation:

Wilfrid Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 392, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32977, accessed: 14 October 2019


Additional Comments:

Date range is speculative, but the evidence tends to suggest the weekend (?Saturday 6 May) rather than Monday 8 May 1916.

   
   
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