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Record 1577

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Statement of juvenile offender: "When I left school I went to Mr Banks, bookseller, two years. I had good opportunities of reading then, voyages and such; read the Life of Jack Sheppard. I borrowed it from another boy... I read 'Jack Sheppard' about five months before I began the robberies."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1841
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:J.H.
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1823
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: apprentice cabinet maker turned juvenile offender
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: William Harrison Ainsworth
Title: Jack Sheppard
Genre: Fiction, History, crime
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from another boy

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1577  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 422,

Citation: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 422, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1577, accessed: 21 July 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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