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Record 11520

Reading Experience:

'Have finished the lives of Harry the VIIIths Queens, very interesting work. Reading a small treatise on "Pneumatics" to pick up a little of what I have forgotten'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 14 Dec 1857
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board HMS Pelorus, near Ceylon
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:Albert Battiscombe
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1831
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Lieutenant Royal Navy
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [lives of Henry VIII's wives - see note below]
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11520  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Albert H.W. Battiscombe
  Title: Journal of H.M.S Pelorus 21, August 1st 1857 to March 11th 1859
  Location: Royal Naval Museum
  Call no: 1976/110(1)
  Page/folio: p. 47

Citation: Albert H.W. Battiscombe, Journal of H.M.S Pelorus 21, August 1st 1857 to March 11th 1859 Royal Naval Museum, p. 1976/110(1), p. p. 47,, accessed: 23 February 2024

Additional comments:

Not positively identified, though could be either Les Six Femmes de Henry VIII. Scenes historiques by Adolphe S. Empis, 2 tom. Paris, [1854.], or Memoirs of Henry the Eighth of England: with the fortunes, fates, and characters of his six wives by William Henry Herbert; BL copy of which is dated New York, 1858, but this work was published by 1856, as testified by a (bad) review in The United States Democratic review, Volume 37, Issue 5 (May 1856), pp. 431-3. Making of America Cornell University, accessed: 23rd February 2001



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