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Record Number: 23099


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Hallam Tennyson's account of his father's last days: 'On Sept. 3rd [1892] he complained of weakness and of pain in his jaw [...] 'On Wednesday the 29th we telegraphed for Sir Andrew Clark [?physician] [...] 'He read Job, and St Matthew, and Miss Swanwick's new book on Poets as the Interpreters of the Age. Sir Andrew arrived, and did not think so badly of him as I did. He and my father fell to discussing Gray's "Elegy." 'On Thursday and Friday my father had a bad sore throat; on Friday my wife read him an article in the Times on the colonization of Uganda, for which he asked. He looked forward to the day when South Africa would be welded into one mighty state, linked in a strict federation with England.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1 Oct 1892

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:

Audrey Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Alfred Tennyson.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

article on colonization of Uganda

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

In The Times

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23099

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:

425

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 425, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23099, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Alfred Tennyson died on 6 October 1892.

   
   
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