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Record 16516

Reading Experience:

'Have you Cap. Beecheys voyage to the Pacific? if you have not, I will buy it, as it contains some most excellent Meteorological Journals?'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 19 Sep 1831
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:Charles Darwin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Feb 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Scientist and Writer
Religion: Atheist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Frederick W Beechey
Title: Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom. London
Genre: Geography / Travel, zoology, meteorology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1831
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16516  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Darwin Correspondence Project:,

Citation: Darwin Correspondence Project:,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:



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