The Roving Reader Files
The third instalment in our Roving Reader’s journey from Jamaica to England, through the primary and secondary sources in our library collection.
Joyce Gladwell Goes to London
Una Marson, through our secondary source, has given our Jamaica-to-England trip some context. Hurray! Now we can get comfortable, kick off our shoes, and learn a thing or two from the reminiscences of our companions. We’re going to thumb through some primary sources.
Primary sources come in many guises – letters, diaries, even old bus tickets, lists and catalogues. Archives are full of such things (often called manuscripts and ephemera), but for our journey, we’re going to look at the published variety; autobiographies – what people have written about themselves.