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Record Number: 32999


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘I am going to send you "The Old Huntsman" as a festive gift … “The Death Bed” is the finest poem. I told [Sassoon] my opinion. It is his own. The poem is coming out in the Georgian Anthology.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1917 and 23 Aug 1917

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Craiglockhart
county: Edinburgh and Lothian
specific address: Craiglockhart War Hospital

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:

2/Lt., 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Siegfried Sassoon

Title:

The Old Huntsman and other Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Heinemann, 1917

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32999

Source:

Print

Author:

Wilfred Owen

Editor:

Harold Owen

Title:

Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1967

Vol:

n/a

Page:

486

Additional Comments:

Letter to Leslie Gunston 23 August 1917, Craiglockhart War Hospital

Citation:

Wilfred Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 486, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32999, accessed: 14 October 2019


Additional Comments:

The date range is speculative. Sassoon was sent to Craiglockhart in July 1917 and met Owen there in August.

   
   
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