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Record 12937

Reading Experience:

Davitt meets with a fellow prisoner released on ticket-of-leave: '"I promised you", he exclaimed upon meeting me, "that I would live 'on the square' in future, and here is evidence of a commencement," showing me at the same time a copy of the "Daily Telegraph" with an advertisement as follows: - "Wanted, two hundred barmaids." "That", remarked "Jerry", "is simply to arrest the attention of the fair sex, and case them to read what follows. 'Extraordinary triumph of science! Marvellous results to health and complexion from the use of Fitzjerry's skin purifier. Freckles and disfiguring marks removed by one phial. To be had only of respectable druggists."'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 19 Dec 1877 and 1 Mar 1878
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at the house of his friend
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:Michael Davitt
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1846
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Revolutionary, political prisoner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Daily Telegraph
Genre: Science, Medicine, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 12937  
Source - Print  
  Author: Michael Davitt
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Leaves from a prison diary, or lectures to a 'solitary' audience
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1885
  Vol: 1
  Page: 39
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Michael Davitt, Leaves from a prison diary, or lectures to a 'solitary' audience (London, 1885), 1, p. 39,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:



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