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Record 23102

Reading Experience:

From Hallam Tennyson's account of his father's last day: 'At 2 o'clock [p.m., on Wednesday 5 October 1892] he again asked for his Shakespeare and lay with his hand resting on it open, and tried to read it [...] His last food was taken at a quarter to four, and he tried to read, but could not.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 5 Oct 1892
Country: England
Time: afternoon: c.2:00pm
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: William Shakespeare
Title: n/a
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23102  
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: 425
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 425,, accessed: 28 March 2023

Additional comments:

Alfred Tennyson died on 6 October 1892.



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