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Record 15216

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Extract from schoolmaster's journal: G.B., aged 30: 'on his admission, began by repeating several of the Psalms; he then commenced the gospel of St John, and repeated a chapter everyday till it was finished, when he was taken off to do some prison work, but subsequently resumed, and continuously repeating a chapter, sometimes two, of other portions daily. The schoolmaster thinks this man will have committed to memory the whole of the New Testament before the termination of his imprisonment, and there are, at present in the gaol, he asserts, five others who have nearly accomplished the same task.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1845 and 31 Dec 1845
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:G.B.
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1815
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: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
prison issue

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15216  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 46,

Citation: Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 46, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15216, accessed: 20 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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