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Record Number: 32877


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Well, here I am, and a soldier … to go to Northampton on Monday for the First Reserve … Tonight I have been reading the Georgian Poetry Book, and it is this that made me write to you … I found myself remembering old things, old times together as I read “Biography” and it brought you very near.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Feb 1915 and 28 Feb 1915

Country:

England

Time

evening
night

Place:

city: Gloucester
county: Gloucestershire
specific address: 19 Barton Street
location in dwelling: unknown

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:

Ivor Bertie Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Aug 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, Gloucestershire Regiment

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

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:

Edward Marsh

Title:

Georgian Poetry

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32877

Source:

Print

Author:

Ivor Gurney

Editor:

R. K. R. Thornton

Title:

Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

12

Additional Comments:

Letter to F. W. Harvey, February 1915 from 19 Barton Street, Gloucester

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 12, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32877, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Neither of the two relevant editions of "Georgian Poetry" include any poems by F.W. Harvey, and no poem called "Biography" is listed among his early works.

   
   
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