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Record Number: 7122


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[on bike, visiting friends] 'Learnt "Jabberwocky" on the way! Passers by must have thought me mad, book in one hand, bike handle in other, sailing down hill saying in loud voice "Beware the Jabberwock, my son"!'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 Sep 1945

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Darlington
county: Co. Durham
other location: on bicycle

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:

Hilary Spalding

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Sep 1927

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

daughter of clergyman, later schoolmistress and Head of English

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

"passers by"


Additional Comments:

Mrs Hilary Adams after marriage



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lewis Carroll

Title:

Jabberwocky

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7122

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Hilary Spalding

Title:

MS Diary 1945

Location:

Private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

Diary entry for 5 Sept 1945

Citation:

Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1945, Private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, n/a, n/a, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7122, accessed: 23 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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