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Record Number: 7138


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Slept all morning, then read quite a lot of "Utopia" in afternoon, & really it is very interesting (once you get over the spelling), & he had some very advanced ideas.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

18 Nov 1945

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: Darlington
county: Co. Durham

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:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

student of English Literature at King's College, London

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Mrs Hilary Adams after marriage



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas More

Title:

Utopia

Genre:

Fiction, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7138

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 18 Nov 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=7138, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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