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Record 23144

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Mary O'Connor, the woman first appointed to be school-mistress to her fellow-prisoners, conducted herself with much propriety in that office and in every other respect while she remained in Newgate ... Her health was declining when she was liberated, and at her own desire, admission into the St James's Infirmary was procured for her. There she became rapidly worse ... She was reminded that though too weak to read, she might try and recal what she had formerly read; and several times when passages of Scripture were begun, she would take them up, repeating them from memory'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Newgate Gaol
other location: prison
   
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:Mary O'Connor
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: prisoner and school-mistress
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: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23144  
Source - Print  
  Author: Matilda Wrench
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1852
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 15-16
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 15-16, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23144, accessed: 20 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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