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Record 13093

Reading Experience:

Extract from the journal of Adam Dodd: 'When I first came on board the A-, I was as thoughtless as anyone on board; but being soon afterwards made a teacher of a class, I felt myself compelled to attend the evening services. [comes to see himself as a sinner and need of repentence] ...I then sate down in the greatest mental distress. Taking my Bible, I calculated on the opposition I should meet with... I kept continually and anxiously searching my Bible... In this state I remained some time, praying and reading, and fearlessly yet meekly meeting with every opposition.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1844 and 31 Dec 1844
Country: At sea, on a voyage to Australia
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on a convict ship
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:Adam Dodd
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Jun 1819
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: son of a clogger, a convict
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: At sea, on a voyage to Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
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)


Source Information:

Record ID: 13093  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas H Forster
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Account of a voyage in a convict ship
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1850
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas H Forster, Account of a voyage in a convict ship (London, 1850), p. 30,, accessed: 24 February 2020

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