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Record 11602

Reading Experience:

'As I expect a heap of books from England, I am having two book shelves put up in my cabin. I am afraid it will darken it a little, mais n'importe I am reading the constitutional history of England by Mr Hamilton it is very interesting. as soon as my books arrive I shall set to work in good earnest and try and improve myself, I think I have the brains, what I want is the application; my duties too interfere very much with any regular study.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 20 Jan 1860
Country: Australia
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board HMS Pelorus
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 14 Apr 1831
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Lieutenant Royal Navy
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Douglas Hamilton
Title: Outlines of the History of England
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1855
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11602  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Albert H.W. Battiscombe
  Title: Journal of H.M.S Pelorus
  Location: Royal Naval Museum
  Call no: 1976/110(2)
  Page/folio: p. 85

Citation: Albert H.W. Battiscombe, Journal of H.M.S Pelorus Royal Naval Museum, p. 1976/110(2), p. p. 85,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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