Category Archives: Diaries

The Journals of Arnold Bennett

Source: Arnold Bennett, journal entry 6 March 1924, in Newman Flower (ed.), The Journals of Arnold Bennett: 1921-1928 (London: Cassell, 1933) Text: Thursday, 6 March – German film last night at Polytechnic Cinema. One has the idea that all films … Continue reading

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Everything to Lose

Source: Frances Partridge, Everything to Lose: Diaries 1945-1960 (London: Victor Gollancz, 1985), pp. 332-333 Text: July 13th. [1959] Ralph came with me to London for the night, Burgo driving up with Robert. Ralph was reading Burgo’s translation in the train, … Continue reading

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The Diary of John Evelyn

Source: John Evelyn, diary entry 23 September 1673, reproduced in Hermann Hecht (ed. Ann Hecht), Pre-Cinema History: An Encyclopaedia and Annotated Bibliography of the Moving Image Before 1896 (London: Bowker-Saur, 1993), entry 556P, p. 557 Text: 23 to Lond; dining … Continue reading

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The Journals of Sydney Race

Source: Ann Featherstone (ed.), The Journals of Sydney Race 1892-1900: A Provincial View of Popular Entertainment (London: The Society for Theatre Research, 2007), pp. 85-86 Text: 1898, October 6th, 7th, 8th Goose Fair I have not the patience to describe … Continue reading

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The Journals of Arnold Bennett

Source: Arnold Bennett, journal entry 3 August 1927, in Newman Flower (ed.), The Journals of Arnold Bennett: 1921-1928 (London: Cassell, 1933) Text: Wednesday, August 3rd. Went to see the “Metropolis” film at the Élite theatre. Sickening sentimentality. Many good effects, … Continue reading

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The Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King

Source: Diaries of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, MG26-J13, Library and Archives Canada, entry for 22 January 1900 Text: Monday, 22 January 1900 Tonight Frank Lay came here to dinner & took me to a performance at Egyptian Hall. … Continue reading

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Journal 1935-1944

Source: Mihail Sebastian (trans. Patrick Camiller), Journal 1935-1944 (London: Pimlico, 2003, orig. pub. 1996), p. 162 Text: Saturday, 2 September 1944 I went to the cinema this afternoon. A Soviet film had been billed at the Scala, but there were … Continue reading

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Scott’s Last Expedition

Colour plate from Scott’s Last Expedition: ‘Mr Ponting Lecturing on Japan’ Source: Robert Falcon Scott, journal entries for 29 May 1911 and 22 August 1911, in Captain R.F. Scott, Scott’s Last Expedition (London: Smith, Elder, 1914), vol. 1, pp. 292, … Continue reading

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Scott's Last Expedition

Colour plate from Scott’s Last Expedition: ‘Mr Ponting Lecturing on Japan’ Source: Robert Falcon Scott, journal entries for 29 May 1911 and 22 August 1911, in Captain R.F. Scott, Scott’s Last Expedition (London: Smith, Elder, 1914), vol. 1, pp. 292, … Continue reading

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The Diary of Ralph Thoresby

Source: Ralph Thoresby, diary entry for 1 February 1709, in Rev. Joseph Hunter (ed.), The Diary of Ralph Thoresby (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830), vol. II p. 41, reproduced on the Thoresby Society website, http://www.thoresby.org.uk/diary/diary.html Text: In return … Continue reading

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