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Record Number: 30224


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The sergeant of the guard one day asked me to lend him a book to read. I said I was afraid I'd nothing he'd care for, but I'd look. This was my Detention Cell Library: Fellowship Hymn Book and Weymouth; Rauschenbusch Christianity and the Social Crisis; The Meaning of Prayer, The Manhood of the Master, and Prayers for Students (S.C.M.); Otto's and Hugo's German grammars; Luther's Testament, and Goethe's Faust!'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 26 Oct 1917 and 23 Mar 1918

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ipswich
county: Suffolk
other location: Ipswich Prison

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:

Thomas Corder Pettifor Catchpool

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Jul 1883

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Engineer; conscientious objector

Religion:

n/a

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:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

Faust

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In German.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

30224

Source:

Print

Author:

Corder Catchpool

Editor:

n/a

Title:

On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1918; repr. 1940

Vol:

n/a

Page:

153

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Corder Catchpool, On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector, (London, 1918; repr. 1940), p. 153, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30224, accessed: 06 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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