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Record Number: 11606


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Paymaster went ashore to inquire about coals &, he returned at 8 PM telling us to steam alongside a brig to morrow morning: he brought out some newspapers - I read in one of them that my old shipmate Lieut W. Kerr has been wounded, he is up off Lucknow with Capn Peel of the "Shannon"'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

2 Jan 1858

Country:

India

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Calcutta
other location: on board HMS Pelorus

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:

14 Apr 1831

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Lieutenant Royal Navy

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Ephemera, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

11606

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:

pp. 67-68

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. pp. 67-68, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11606, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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