Alice Maud Chase in Portsmouth - late 19th Century

from The memoirs of Alice Maud Chase, pages 48-49:

I can remember an old man called William Burroughs, but always known as “Nosy Burroughs” because of his large smeller; he wore a large leather contraption, across one shoulder and under the opposite arm like an officer’s sash, with an inscription on it: “William Burroughs, the Portsmouth Poet, Patronised by Royalty”, and a crown. This was because he wrote a piece about the celebrated elephant…   more >>

cite as

Alice Maud Chase, The memoirs of Alice Maud Chase. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:141, p. 48-49. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Portsmouth


Alice Maud Chase
apprentice dress maker

Listening to

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Jumbo the Elephant song
written by William 'Nosy' Burroughs
performed by William 'Nosy' Burroughs

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:05:41 +0100
Approved on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:29:27 +0100