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Record Number: 23034


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Hallam Tennyson's journal (1890-91): 'May 28th. [1890] G. F. Watts left today, having done a fine portrait of my father [...] At the request of Watts, my father read the "Ode on the Duke of Wellington" [...] I read "The Golden Bough" and the "Story of a Balaclava Hero" to Watts and my father, while the portrait was in hand.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 May 1890 and 28 May 1890

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Isle of Wight
specific address: Farringford

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:

Hallam Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1852

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Alfred Tennyson (b. 1809) G. F. Watts


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

J. G. Frazer

Title:

The Golden Bough

Genre:

Other religious, Classics, History, Social Science, Astrology / alchemy / occult, Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry, anthropology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols, 1890

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23034

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:

378

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 378, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23034, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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