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Record 12806

Reading Experience:

'When the circumstances of my arrest came to be known, some of the newspapers commented severely on the harshness of the treatment used towards me; and particularly the "Colonial Times", a well-conducted Hobart Town paper, which warmly urged that meetings should be held, and petitions adopted by all the colonists, both of Van Diemen's Land and Australia, praying for the "pardon" of all those gentlemen known as the "Irish State Prisoners". When I saw the article this morning, I immediately wrote a short letter to the "Times", commencing thus - I suppose - it will be accounted another act of "contempt"...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 9 Jun 1851
Country: Australia (Van Diemen's Land)
Time: morning
Place: city: Longford
county: Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)
location in dwelling: at lodgings
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: Australia (Van Diemen's Land)
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Colonial Times
Genre: Politics, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12806  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 258
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 258,, accessed: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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