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Record 15250

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Accounts of prisoners: T.N., Reg no. 311. 'A boy 17 years of age, whose father had been several times in prison ... before his trial this boy gave evidence of contrition; he then expressed his thankfulness for having been kept alone, giving as his reason - that he had read and learnt much of his Bible, which he could not have done if in bad company ... He could read but imperfectly when committed, ten months' since, but has now learnt to write and can repeat every chapter of the New Testament, as far as the Epistle of St James.'
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:T.N.
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: prisoner, committed for burglary
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: 15250  
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: 131-132
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Field, Prison discipline and the advantages of the separate system of imprisonment (London, 1848, 2nd edn), 2, p. 131-132, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15250, accessed: 21 September 2019

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