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Record Number: 34030


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I read the "Observer" one [a review of "My Life in Sarawak"] on Saturday, and that I do like because it confirms my own opinion of the book. I daresay it was by Sir F. [Frank] S. [Swettenham].'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

22 Nov 1913

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 40 St Luke's Road

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:

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 and author

Religion:

Protestant (Anglican) in childhood only

Country of Origin:

Argentina

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:

The Observer

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

The Observer (22 November 1913)

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

34030

Source:

Print

Author:

William Henry Hudson

Editor:

Denis Shrubsall

Title:

The Unpublished Letters of W. H. Hudson, the First Literary Environmentalist, 1841-1922

Place of Publication:

Lewiston, N.Y.

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

2

Page:

482

Additional Comments:

Letter from Hudson to Margaret Brooke, Dowager Ranee of Sarawak, 25 November 1913, 40 St. Luke's Road, W. London

Citation:

William Henry Hudson, Denis Shrubsall (ed.), The Unpublished Letters of W. H. Hudson, the First Literary Environmentalist, 1841-1922, (Lewiston, N.Y., 2006), 2, p. 482, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=34030, accessed: 05 July 2020


Additional Comments:

Hudson had already read Lady Brooke's memoir (to CROSS REF eventually). Here he reads a review by Sir Frank Swettenham (1850-1946), previously a governor of the Federated Malay States and himself a writer of sketches about the region.

   
   
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