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Record 23041

Reading Experience:

'My father spoke at this time [1891] warmly of the gallant spirit of Sir Edward Reed's lines on the Fleet in the St James' Gazette; and said he liked much of Wallace's Darwinism, which he was reading.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Apr 1891 and 31 Dec 1891
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 Male
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: Alfred Russel Wallace
Title: Darwinism: An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection with Some of its Applications
Genre: Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical
Publication details: 1889
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23041  
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: 2
  Page: 386
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 386,, accessed: 23 March 2023

Additional comments:



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