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Record 15343

Reading Experience:

Details of prisoners committed with history of insanity: (presented in tabular form) Reg. no. 87: 'An uncle died insane. Could read perfectly on committal. Learnt portions of the Old Testament, and the whole of the New Testament as far as the Epistle to the Romans. 12 months' imprisonment.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1844 and 12 Oct 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:anon [87]
Age Unknown
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)
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: 15343  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Field
  Title: Annual Report to the Quarter Sessions, 13 October 1845
  Location: Berkshire Record Office
  Call no: Q/ SO 20
  Page/folio: ff.260-261

Citation: John Field, Annual Report to the Quarter Sessions, 13 October 1845 Berkshire Record Office, p. Q/ SO 20, p. ff.260-261,, accessed: 24 February 2020

Additional comments:



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