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Record 23110

Reading Experience:

John Tyndall to Hallam Tennyson (1893): 'It may be worth while to mention here how I first made the acquaintance of "Maud." Rachel had come to the Haymarket Theatre, for a few representations, and I, anxious to see and hear the great actress, engaged a stall. I had picked up "Maud" at a bookseller's in Piccadilly as I went to the theatre [...] I had read several pages before the play began. I read between the acts, lowering the book to catch sufficient light from the stage. Once I went out, and walked to and fro between St James's Square and the theatre, still reading. Before I reached my lodgings I had finished the poem. I thought it true, strong and beautiful'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1850 and 31 Dec 1865
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: Haymarket Theatre
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:John Tyndall
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1820
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Scientist
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Maud
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23110  
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: 476
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 476,, accessed: 20 May 2024

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