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Record 12432

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Schoolroom for boy prisoners at Tothill Fields: 'At the other end of the room the lads were making even greater havoc with the words; and though the lesson consisted of simple monosyllables, such as "The old man must be led by the hand, or he may fall into the deep pit", one half of the big boys, even those of sixteen, were unable to accomplish the task.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Tothill Fields Prison
other location: in the schoolroom
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reading Group:boys in prison
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: prisoners
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
juvenile prisoners and schoolmaster
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [school textbook]
Genre: Education, Textbook / self-education, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
prison library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12432  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry Mayhew
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Criminal Prisons of London
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1862
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 430
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 430, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12432, accessed: 19 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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