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Record 15032

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Report of Inspector of Prisons on Reading Gaol - interviews with prisoners on progress in learning and reading at the gaol: '4370. Has been here 4 times, and is sentenced to seven years' transportation. Knew how to write a little before he came in. Is now learning by heart in the New Testament. "I do not know the meaning of what I repeat." This man repeated five verses perfectly, but when asked the meaning of a simple word, was unable to answer.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1851 and 31 Dec 1851
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Reading Gaol
other location: in his cell
   
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:anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: prisoner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: New Testament
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
prison issue Bible

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15032  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII), p. 70,

Citation: Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII), p. 70, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15032, accessed: 19 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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