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Record 21257

Reading Experience:

Arthur Hallam to Alfred Tennyson from Forest House, Leyton, Essex, 4 October 1830: 'I am living here in a very pleasant place, an old country mansion, in the depths of the Forest [...] I have been studious too, partly after my fashion, and partly after my father [historian Henry Hallam]'s; i.e. I read six books of Herodotus with him, and I take occasional plunges into David Hartley, and Buhle's Philosophie Moderne for my own gratification.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Sep 1830 and 4 Oct 1830
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Leyton
county: Essex
specific address: Forest House
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:Arthur Hallam
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1811
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: David Hartley
Title: n/a
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21257  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hallam Tennyson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1897
  Vol: 1
  Page: 70
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 70,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:



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