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Record 10951

Reading Experience:

'Took Colquhoun's "treatise of the police of the metropolis" to the library. I have not read it but, Mr Evans has; he says that he gives a most dreadful idea of the state of London; he says there are no less than 200, 000 persons, who when they get up in the morning do not know where they shall lay their head at night. That very miserable story, which I have cut out of an old "Iris" & is amongst the rest of the newspaper scraps, & entitled "On the Police of Paris" Mr Col[...] says was related to him by a Foreign Ambassador, who was at Paris at the time.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 18 Jul 1799
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Sheffield
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:Joseph Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Feb 1783
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice at Hadfield & Co, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Religion: Presbyterian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Iris
Genre: Social Science, Law, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 10951  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: ADD MSS 24879
  Page/folio: 57

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. ADD MSS 24879, p. 57,, accessed: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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