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Record 15226

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Extract from chaplain's [John Field] journal, 23 Feb 1845: 'The prisoner (H.C.) who avowed his infidelity when first committed (July 18) was discharged this morning. I don't presume to question but that the punishment of this criminal was proportioned to his offence, yet I very much regret that his imprisonment was for so short a time. In the last conversation I had with him he acknowledged that many of his doubts had been removed; that although he could not understand parts of the Old Testament, yet he was convinced of the truth of the New Testament, and his conviction was attended with such a sense of his own guilt, and such apparent sorrow, that I wish his confinement had been long enough for the good feelings he expressed to ripen into stedfast resolutions of amendment.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 18 Jul 1844 and 23 Feb 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:H.C.
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: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15226  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 48,

Citation: Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 48, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15226, accessed: 20 October 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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