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Record Number: 33904


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We read little; my companion has never learnt letters, and I, less fortunate in that respect, having only been able to discover one book in the house, a Spanish "Libro de Misa", beautifully printed in red and black letters, and bound in scarlet morocco. I take this book and read, until he, tired of listening to prayers, however beautiful, challenges me to a game of cards.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between Aug 1871 and Sep 1871

Country:

Argentina

Time

evening

Place:

city: Rio Negro area
county: Patagonia
specific address: El Carmen
location in dwelling: Living room

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

William Henry Hudson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Aug 1841

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Field naturalist, author

Religion:

Protestant (Anglican) in childhood only

Country of Origin:

Argentina

Country of Experience:

Argentina

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Libro de Misa [prayer book/liturgy/missal]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In Spanish

Provenance

Found


Source Information:

Record ID:

33904

Source:

Print

Author:

William Henry Hudson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Idle Days in Patagonia

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1923

Vol:

n/a

Page:

132

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Henry Hudson, Idle Days in Patagonia, (London, 1923), p. 132, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33904, accessed: 18 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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