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Record 22025

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Alfred Tennyson to the Duke of Argyl, 3 March 1862: 'Your letter a little dismayed me, for, as you in the prior one had bound me by no promise of secrecy, I, in talking of Her Majesty and her sorrow [at death of her husband], did say to two friends, whom I bound by such a promise, that she had found comfort in reading "In Memoriam," and had made the private markings therein. 'I don't suppose much harm would result even if these broke their promise, for that is all that could be reported; still I am vexed, because if the Queen heard of the report she might fancy that her private sentiments were public prey.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 14 Dec 1861 and 3 Mar 1862
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Queen Victoria
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1819
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: In Memoriam
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22025  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hallam Tennyson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1897
  Vol: 1
  Page: 483
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 483, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22025, accessed: 27 May 2019

Additional comments:

Prince Albert had died on 14 December 1861.

 

 

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