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Record Number: 11506


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'learnt some French from "Allendorff" read some of "La petite Fadette" a novel by George Sand, and also some of Schmitz "History of Greece", it all helps to pass away the time.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

2 Oct 1857

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: on board HMS Pelorus

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:

Albert Battiscombe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1831

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Lieutenant Royal Navy

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Sand

Title:

La Petite Fadette

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1849

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11506

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Albert H.W. Battiscombe

Title:

Journal of H.M.S Pelorus 21, August 1st 1857 to March 11th 1859

Location:

Royal Naval Museum

Call No:

1976/110(1)

Page/Folio:

p.14

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Albert H.W. Battiscombe, Journal of H.M.S Pelorus 21, August 1st 1857 to March 11th 1859, Royal Naval Museum, 1976/110(1), p.14, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11506, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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