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Record Number: 21455


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Happy days were spent in the little Twickenham garden, my father reading aloud passages of any book which struck him. Layard's Nineveh and Herschel's Astronomy were read at this time.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1852 and 31 Dec 1852

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Twickenham
county: Middlesex

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:

Alfred Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Aug 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Layard

Title:

Nineveh

Genre:

Other religious, Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21455

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:

356

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 356, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21455, accessed: 23 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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