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Record 11606

Reading Experience:

'Paymaster went ashore to inquire about coals &, he returned at 8 PM telling us to steam alongside a brig to morrow morning: he brought out some newspapers - I read in one of them that my old shipmate Lieut W. Kerr has been wounded, he is up off Lucknow with Capn Peel of the "Shannon"'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 2 Jan 1858
Country: India
Time: n/a
Place: city: Calcutta
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: India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [newspaper]
Genre: Ephemera, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 11606  
  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: pp. 67-68

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. pp. 67-68,, accessed: 06 February 2023

Additional comments:



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