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Record Number: 34060


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read Betrand Russell all morning, wrote, ate apples—applied more work NCCL [National Council for Civil Liberties]. 2 o'clock met John [Rodker]. Walked to Dorking. Told each other classic stories. Tea & Home in evening, told our confessions with as few lies as possible ... Supper together, went over to Trevelyans ... Emma & peace. Then a policeman to see registration cards, especially John's. Mrs Trevelyan saved us all, engaging him in light conversation. Card given back without comment. More Emma to sooth our nerves. Tried to appear "calm and well-bred." Doubtful success. Walked home with him along the cypress road.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 Aug 1916

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Holmwood
county: Surrey

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:

Mary Franeis Butts

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

13 Dec 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Occultist

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:

Jane Austen

Title:

Emma

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

34060

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Nathalie Blondel

Title:

The Journals of Mary Butts

Place of Publication:

New Haven, CT

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

n/a

Page:

48

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Nathalie Blondel (ed.), The Journals of Mary Butts, (New Haven, CT, 2002), p. 48, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=34060, accessed: 24 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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