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Record Number: 33315


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'12 pm A new English submarine came in. By morning papers the French had won a great victory, Belgium was still holding out, while we had seized German West Africa. Wrote home after lunch. Went to Navigator's cabin ... 3.15 terrific stomach ache.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

9 Aug 1914

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Portsmouth
county: Hampshire
location in dwelling
other location: HMS King Alfred

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:

Leslie Richard Romer

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Jun 1898

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Midshipman, Royal Navy

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:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Ephemera, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

9 August 1914

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33315

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Leslie Richard Romer

Title:

Diary Kept by L. R. Romer, 1914

Location:

National Maritime Museum

Call No:

MSS/74/121

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

Diary entry for 9 August 1914

Citation:

Leslie Richard Romer, Diary Kept by L. R. Romer, 1914, National Maritime Museum, MSS/74/121, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33315, accessed: 24 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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