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Record 15244

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Accounts of prisoners: 'I have never met with a less promising character than the writer of the two following exercises appeared when committed. He had been a most depraved and abandoned profligate; of a temper so violent and savage, that for some time I visited his cell with reluctance ... To such a criminal the seculsion of his cell was a punishment most severely felt, but most corrective...' Examination provided as proof of his intensive reading of the Bible.
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:anon
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: 15244  
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: 128-129
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Field, Prison discipline and the advantages of the separate system of imprisonment (London, 1848, 2nd edn), 2, p. 128-129, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15244, accessed: 21 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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