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Record 15103

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Visit from cell to cell: '25. A letter-carrier, for a post-office felony. A man of dissolute and drunken habits; a professed infidel; never read the Bible until he was shut up in this prison. Since his incarceration two of his little children have died. He was very fond of them, with all his faults; and their death seemed to make an impression. He studied Holy Scripture, and professed, at least, belief in revelation.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Pentonville Prison
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, formerly letter carrier (postman)
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
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: 15103  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Kingsmill
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Chapters on prisons and prisoners
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1852, 2nd edn
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 253
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 253, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15103, accessed: 19 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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