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Record Number: 33000


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Have been to [Tynecastle] School again. Am going to do "Hiawatha" with them now.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 3 Oct 1917 and 27 Oct 1917

Country:

Scotland

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Edinburgh
county: Edinburgh and Lothian
specific address: Tynecastle School
location in dwelling: Classroom

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:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Title:

The Song of Hiawatha

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown
possibly borrowed from school (institution) library


Source Information:

Record ID:

33000

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:

497

Additional Comments:

Letter to unidentified recipient 2 October 1917, Craiglockhart War Hospital

Citation:

Wilfred Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 497, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33000, accessed: 17 November 2019


Additional Comments:

The date range is speculative, though it is known that Owen spent 3 weeks teaching at this school.

   
   
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