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Record Number: 17525


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Transcribed in Mary Bacon's commonplace book/ledger: ?Mars is situated next above the Earth his course being between the orbit of Jupiter and that of the Earth but very distant from both it is the least of all the planets, Mercury excepted has less lustre than any other star and appears of a dusky red hue Mars is considerably less than the Earth, its diameter, being only 4400, miles his distance from the sun is 129,000,000 of miles and he revolves about the central luminary in 687 days proceeding at the rate of 45,000 miles an hour continues

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1789 and 31 Dec 1799

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Hampshire
specific address: Aylesfield Farm, Nr. Alton, Hampshire.

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:

Mary Bacon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

15 Dec 1743

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

farmer's wife

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[almanac]

Genre:

Astrology / alchemy / occult, This is almost certainly a printed source being typical of the kind of almanac material found in the back of diaries etc.

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17525

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Mary Bacon

Title:

Mary Bacon's List of Books

Location:

Hampshire Record Office

Call No:

28M82/F1

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Mary Bacon, Mary Bacon's List of Books Hampshire Record Office, p. 28M82/F1, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17525, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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