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Record 17525

Reading Experience:

[Transcribed in Mary Bacon's commonplace book/ledger: ?Mars is situated next above the Earth his course being between the orbit of Jupiter and that of the Earth but very distant from both it is the least of all the planets, Mercury excepted has less lustre than any other star and appears of a dusky red hue Mars is considerably less than the Earth, its diameter, being only 4400, miles his distance from the sun is 129,000,000 of miles and he revolves about the central luminary in 687 days proceeding at the rate of 45,000 miles an hour continues
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1789 and 31 Dec 1799
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Hampshire
specific address: Aylesfield Farm, Nr. Alton, Hampshire.
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:Mary Bacon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 15 Dec 1743
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: farmer's wife
Religion: Church of England
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: unknown
Title: [almanac]
Genre: Astrology / alchemy / occult, This is almost certainly a printed source being typical of the kind of almanac material found in the back of diaries etc.
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17525  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Mary Bacon
  Title: Mary Bacon's List of Books
  Location: Hampshire Record Office
  Call no: 28M82/F1
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Mary Bacon, Mary Bacon's List of Books Hampshire Record Office, p. 28M82/F1,, accessed: 22 February 2024

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