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Record 15353

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Details of prisoners committed with history of insanity: (presented in tabular form) Reg. no. 839: 'An uncle insane. Could read. Has learnt several chapters of the New Testament. [In prison] since Sept 13 1845, for a felony.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 13 Sep 1845 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 [839]
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)
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: 15353  
  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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15353, accessed: 17 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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