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Record 11291

Reading Experience:

Letter from Aikin to her brother Edmund, dated March 1818: 'It is curious to observe the native eloquence of Humboldt struggling with the encombrance of all the sciences. Did ever mortal man study so many ologies, or travel with so many ometers!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1818 and 31 Mar 1818
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Stoke Newington
county: Essex
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:Lucy Aikin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1781
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Historical author and biographer
Religion: Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Title: Personal Narrative of Travels
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11291  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Hemery Le Breton
  Title: Memoirs, miscellanies and letters of the late Lucy Aikin
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1864
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 114
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Hemery Le Breton (ed.), Memoirs, miscellanies and letters of the late Lucy Aikin (London, 1864), p. 114,, accessed: 21 September 2019

Additional comments:



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