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Record Number: 33306


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The priest brother would give us English songs on his Gramophone ... They were v. decent & I should have liked to partake the funny dinner but we returned to Vaton Is. [Nisyros] with regrets & finished building the bridge shelter. Played Poker Patience with Blair, but got a hiding. Reading Kipling's Departmental _____ [sic]. Another game of chess & gave Blair hell.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

14 Jan 1917

Country:

Greece

Time

evening

Place:

city: Mandraki
county: Nisyros

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:

Cecil Vincent Connolly

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Sub-lieutenant, Royal Navy

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

New Zealand

Country of Experience:

Greece

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

Departmental Ditties

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33306

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Cecil Vincent Connolly

Title:

Diary

Location:

National Maritime Museum

Call No:

JOD/183

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Cecil Vincent Connolly, Diary, National Maritime Museum, JOD/183, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33306, accessed: 23 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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