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Record Number: 33570


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We continued riding towards Leijun over the flat, stony plateau with scarcely a shrub to break the monotony. It was so monotonous that I read an "Argosy" Magazine to pass the time as I rode along on my camel.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1938 and 31 Dec 1938

Country:

Yemen

Time

daytime

Place:

city: near Leijun
Leijun
open air

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:

Doreen Ingrams

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

24 Jan 1906

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Wife of the British political agent of Aden and daughter of the Liberal Home Secretary, Edward Shortt

Occupation:

Writer, traveller, Arabist, and aide to the political agent in Aden

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Yemen

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Argosy Magazine

Genre:

Fiction, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

33570

Source:

Print

Author:

Doreen Ingrams

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Time in Arabia: Life in Hadhramaut

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2013

Vol:

n/a

Page:

136

Additional Comments:

Pagination is from the 2013 new edition. First publication in London by John Murray, 1970.

Citation:

Doreen Ingrams, A Time in Arabia: Life in Hadhramaut, (London, 2013), p. 136, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33570, accessed: 19 January 2020


Additional Comments:

Doreen Constance Ingrams nee Shortt (1906-1997) was the wife of the British political agent Harold Ingrams. In this trip she travelled in camel convoy with seven soldiers of the Hadhrami Beduin Legion from Mukalla to Seiyun across the Reidat al Ma'ara desert, a journey of over 500 miles.

   
   
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