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Record 6249

Reading Experience:

'In the even read to Tho. Davy an appeal to the public on behalf of Admiral Byng wherein he is clearly proved to be no ways guilty of what has been laid to his charge, nay even so far from it that he behaved like a prudent and courageous commander in the Mediterranean; and his bad luck proceeded from an inferior fleet, and one which our treacherous or simple ministers, or the Lords of the Admiralty, or whoever the planners of the voyage were, could never expect to have success, having but few men, not one hospital, nor fireship...I also read Bally's poem...'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 4 Dec 1756
Country: England
Time: evening: evening
Place: city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
location in dwelling: home
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:Thomas Turner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Jun 1729
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shopkeeper
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Thomas Davy (friend)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [Byng]
Title: An appeal to the people: containing the genuine and entire letter of Admiral Byng to the Secr[etary] of the Ad[miralt]y
Genre: Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: 1756
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6249  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Turner
  Editor: David Vaisey
  Title: The Diary of Thomas Turner
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 73
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 73,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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