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Record 21338

Reading Experience:

'Last summer, being in Taunton, at the house of Mr J Smith, brother to my first wife, his son brought in a parcel of those religious tracts which are published by the Religious Tract Society, and sold cheap by T. Williams, Stationer's-court, Ludgate-street, London. . . I was much pleased with an opportunity of procuring some of them. I took one of each of more than thirty sorts; and when I got home, Mrs L and I read them over together, in order to know if they were proper to be dispersed abroad, and whether they were calculated to do good to such as should read them.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:James Lackington
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 Aug 1746
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: retired bookseller
Religion: Methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
wife was present and named as a reader
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: anon [Religious Tract Society]
Title: tracts
Genre: Other religious, religious tracts
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet, tracts
Publication details: published by the Religious Tract Society and sold cheap by T Williams, stationer's court, Ludgate street London
Provenance: owned
bought for distribution to the poor


Source Information:

Record ID: 21338  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Lackington
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Confessions of J Lackington
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1804
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 164
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Lackington, The Confessions of J Lackington (London, 1804), p. 164,, accessed: 21 July 2019

Additional comments:



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