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Record 12741

Reading Experience:

'This evening, after dusk, as I sat at my window, looking drearily out on the darkening waters, something was thrown from the door of my cell, and lighted at my feet. Picking up the object, I found it to be a London paper. The Halifax mail has arrived - I long for the hour when my cell is to be locked, and carefully hide my treasure till then. At last the chief mate has locked and bolted me up for the night. I light a candle, and with shaking hands spread forth my paper. Smith O'Brien has been found guilty, and sentenced to be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution and hanged. The other trials pending.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 7 Nov 1848
Country: Bermuda
Time: evening: after dusk
Place: other location: in his cell, on board "Dromedary Hulk", at Bermuda
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: Bermuda
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [London newspaper]
Genre: Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: Found
thrown into his cell


Source Information:

Record ID: 12741  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 74
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 74,, accessed: 23 February 2020

Additional comments:



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