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Record Number: 22008


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

H. R. H. Prince Albert to Alfred Tennyson, 17 May 1860: 'Will you forgive me if I intrude upon your leisure with a request which I have thought some little time of making, viz. that you would be good enough to write your name in the accompanying volume of your "Idylls of the King"? You would thus add a peculiar interest to the book, containing those beautiful songs, from the perusal of which I derived the greatest enjoyment.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1859 and 17 May 1860

Country:

n/a

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:

Prince Albert

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Prince Consort to Queen Victoria

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Bavaria

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

Idylls of the King

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22008

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:

455

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by his Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 455, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22008, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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