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Record 15092

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
J.M., convict sentenced to transportation, writing to Rev. Joseph: 'I am at present amongst sin and wickedness of the worst description; but thanks be to Almighty God, I am kept from it by his grace, which I have found to be all sufficient in every time of trouble. I have made the Word of God my chief companion, and when I come from my work, I take the Bible in hand, and read a chapter or two; and I do assure you I derive much comfort from the same.'
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: convict prison, 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:J.M.
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: convict
Religion: Church of England
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: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
probably prison issue

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15092  
Source - Print  
  Author: Rev H.S. Joseph
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of Convicted Prisoners, accompanied by remarks on the causes and prevention of crime
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1853
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 87-88
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Rev H.S. Joseph, Memoirs of Convicted Prisoners, accompanied by remarks on the causes and prevention of crime (London, 1853), p. 87-88, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15092, accessed: 20 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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