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Record Number: 33021


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

During my final year at school I was selected to represent the school in a competition held at the Browning Hall, Walworth for elocution prizes. I recited "The Laboratory" by Robert Browning and won second prize with 91 marks out of 100, the winner getting 92.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1908 and 31 Dec 1908

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: 12.00pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: Browning Hall, Walworth

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:

E Robinson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Jun 1894

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Student

Religion:

N/A

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:

Robert Browning

Title:

The Laboratory

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

June 1884, Hood's Magazine.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33021

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

E Robinson

Title:

I Remember

Location:

London

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

16

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

E Robinson, I Remember, London, 16, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33021, accessed: 17 November 2019


Additional Comments:

Extract from Mr E.Robinson's autobiography 'I Remember', written between 1960-70. Further information available at http://www.writinglives.org/introductions/e-robinson-b-1894-an-introduction

   
   
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