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Record Number: 14112


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Harold gave me the ?Definitive Edition? of the Week-end Book for Xmas. It has drawings by Rutherston, and will be very precious I understand as a first edition. Will Wood left me a Tauchnitz edition of ?Nigger Heaven? by a coloured writer Carl Van Vechten. ?Nigger Heaven? is Haarlem ? a New York district mostly inhabited by coloured people. One does not like American ?last living? any the better for being black rather than white ? and there is very little else to it, except one or two less mentionable points of biological interest whose significance, if grasped, might shake the complacency of the more stupid whites.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1929 and 31 Jan 1929

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Birkenhead

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:

Winifred Agnes Moore

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1877

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Teacher and Labour Councilor

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Booth



Text Being Read:

Author:

Carl Van Vechten

Title:

Nigger Heaven

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Tauchnitz edition

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14112

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Winifred Agnes Moore [nee Booth]

Title:

MS Letters from Winifred Moore, 1928-1941

Location:

private collection

Call No:

January 1929

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

Letter to her son, Gerald Moore, dated Jan 1929.

Citation:

Winifred Agnes Moore [nee Booth], MS Letters from Winifred Moore, 1928-1941, private collection, January 1929, n/a, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14112, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

This material copyright Shirley Gould Smith and Andrew Neill Vanson Moore.

   
   
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