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Record Number: 21469


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Some days we [Tennyson children] went flower-hunting, and on our return home, if the flower was unknown, he [Alfred Tennyson] would say, "Bring me my Baxter's Flowering Plants," to look it out for us.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1853 and 31 Dec 1853

Country:

England

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:

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:

Baxter

Title:

Flowering Plants

Genre:

Natural history

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

21469

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:

369

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 369, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21469, accessed: 23 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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