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Record 12433

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Schoolroom in the female prison at Tothill Fields: 'The warder, to let us see the acquirements of her scholars, bade one of them read a passage from the Bible, that each held in her hand. The woman, however, made such a bungle of the verse, that the teacher had again to assure us that the reader had learned her letters in the jail.'
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:

Reader:anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: prisoner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
other female prisoners and teacher
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
prison library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12433  
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: 470
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 470, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12433, accessed: 20 September 2019

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