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Record Number: 11520


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Have finished the lives of Harry the VIIIths Queens, very interesting work. Reading a small treatise on "Pneumatics" to pick up a little of what I have forgotten'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

14 Dec 1857

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: on board HMS Pelorus, near Ceylon

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:

Albert Battiscombe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1831

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Lieutenant Royal Navy

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[lives of Henry VIII's wives - see note below]

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11520

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Albert H.W. Battiscombe

Title:

Journal of H.M.S Pelorus 21, August 1st 1857 to March 11th 1859

Location:

Royal Naval Museum

Call No:

1976/110(1)

Page/Folio:

p. 47

Citation:

Albert H.W. Battiscombe, Journal of H.M.S Pelorus 21, August 1st 1857 to March 11th 1859 Royal Naval Museum, p. 1976/110(1), p. p. 47, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11520, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Not positively identified, though could be either Les Six Femmes de Henry VIII. Scenes historiques by Adolphe S. Empis, 2 tom. Paris, [1854.], or Memoirs of Henry the Eighth of England: with the fortunes, fates, and characters of his six wives by William Henry Herbert; BL copy of which is dated New York, 1858, but this work was published by 1856, as testified by a (bad) review in The United States Democratic review, Volume 37, Issue 5 (May 1856), pp. 431-3. Making of America Cornell University, accessed: 23rd February 2001 http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=AGD1642-0037-83

   
   
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