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Record 24690

Reading Experience:

16 July 1857: 'Sitting alone at breakfast I took up the paper and saw in the military intelligence that Montague [son]'s regiment (2nd Batt. Rifle Brigade) was under orders for the East. For a moment I felt stupefied, then I dropped to my knees and prayed God to shield him from harm and keep him from evil in the strange land. Then I went upstairs to Charley [husband] and had a hearty cry upon his shoulder'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 16 Jul 1857
Country: n/a
Time: morning
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:Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 May 1819
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: military intelligence column
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 16 July 1857
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24690  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 69
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 69,, accessed: 20 April 2024

Additional comments:

Lady Charlotte's anxiety heightened by the fact that the Siege of Cawnpore had just taken place in India; see ed.'s remarks on p.69 of source. Ed. also notes that Montague Guest was not sent to India after all, his colonel deciding that at 18 he was still too young (see p.69 in source).



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