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Record Number: 34032


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have just come from seeing Dr. Tom. More medicines! We had a very long talk and when we came out to the waiting room there was an old patient of his—Sister somebody, I didn't catch the name, reading "My Life in Sarawak". "Oh what an interesting book!" she said, and "I take a particular interest in Sarawak because my parents knew the first Rajah". I have got the Blue Book with the full debate on Plumage second reading, should you want to read it.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

14 Mar 1914

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

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

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:

Christian (Protestant 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:

Blue Book [Parliamentary Papers]

Genre:

Politics, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1914

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

34032

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The Unpublished Letters of W. H. Hudson, the First Literary Environmentalist, 1841-1922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

485

Additional Comments:

Letter from Hudson to Margaret Brooke, Dowager Ranee of Sarawak, 14 March 1914, 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William Henry Hudson, Denis Shrubsall (ed.), The Unpublished Letters of W. H. Hudson, the First Literary Environmentalist, 1841-1922, (Lewiston, N.Y., 2006), 2, p. 485, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=34032, accessed: 06 August 2020


Additional Comments:

This refers to the parliamentary debate on the importation of feathers/plumage for hats etc, long a concern of Hudson and of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Hudson had obviously read and followed the debate.

   
   
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