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Record 15231

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Accounts of prisoners: 'I.N., 21, Reg. no. 491. - Convicted of a felony. - I found this criminal entirely ignorant of the contents of the Bible when committed, his former life having been most dissolute. Shortly after his committal he shewed much penitence. and the earnest attention with which during almost every hour of the day he was studying the sacred Scriptures attracted especial notice. He was but three months in prison yet he learnt the four Gospels, and several chapters of the Old Testament.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1848
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:I.N.
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: borrowed (institution library)
prison issue

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15231  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Field
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Prison discipline and the advantages of the separate system of imprisonment
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1848, 2nd edn
  Vol: 2
  Page: 121
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Field, Prison discipline and the advantages of the separate system of imprisonment (London, 1848, 2nd edn), 2, p. 121, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15231, accessed: 21 September 2019

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