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Record 22028

Reading Experience:

Alfred Tennyson to Lady Augusta Bruce, 12 May 1863, after being sent an 'Album' belonging to Queen Victoria, with the request that he write something in it before returning it: 'I had not time yesterday to overlook the volume which Her Majesty sent me. I did but see the inscription in the beginning by the Duchess of Kent and Goethe's "Edel sei der Mensch" in the Prince's handwriting -- a poem which has always appeared to me one of the grandest things which Goethe or any other man has written.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 11 May 1863
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:Alfred Tennyson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Aug 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
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: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Title: 'Edel sei der Mensch'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown, Written by Prince Albert into Album belonging to Queen Victoria.
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 22028  
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: 491
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 491,, accessed: 30 November 2023

Additional comments:

tennyson's contribution to album was 'All Along the Valley'; see p.491 in source.



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