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Record 12722

Reading Experience:

'28th - Sunday morning. A bright morning but no land in sight. Found the "United Irishman" of yesterday in my cabin. The sixteenth and the last [italics] number. Read all the articles. Good Martin! Brave Reilly! but you will be swallowed, my fine fellows. "Government" has adopted the vigorous policy.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 28 May 1848
Country: Ireland
Time: morning: Sunday morning
Place: other location: on transport ship "Shearwater" between Dublin and Spike Island (Co. Cork)
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:John Mitchel
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason
Religion: Presbyterian family
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: United Irishman
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: Found


Source Information:

Record ID: 12722  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 8,, accessed: 06 July 2020

Additional comments:



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