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Record 15247

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Accounts of prisoners: W.W., Reg no. 279: 'This criminal has been nearly twelve months in prison. He has given much evidence of sincere reptenance. His conduct has been so satisfactory as to induce me to admit him to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. He has learnt to read and write, and can now repeat the Gospels of St Matthew and St John, besides 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:W.W.
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: prisoner, committed for sheep stealing
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: 15247  
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: 131
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Field, Prison discipline and the advantages of the separate system of imprisonment (London, 1848, 2nd edn), 2, p. 131, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15247, accessed: 17 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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