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Record Number: 22093


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'May 2nd. [1866] Marlborough [...] In the evening the Bradleys had a large dinner-party. [George] Bradley [headmaster] knowing my father's love of science had asked masters interested in geology, botany and archaeology to meet him [...] At the request of Mrs Bradley he read "The Northern Farmer," and then criticised amusingly some of the boys' Prize Poems which Bradley had asked him to look through.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

2 May 1866

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Marlborough
county: Wiltshire
specific address: Marlborough College

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:

Pupils at Marlborough College

Title:

Prize Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

22093

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:

2

Page:

34-35; 35

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 34-35; 35, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22093, accessed: 23 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Tennyson's son Hallam a pupil at Marlborough College.

   
   
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