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Record 27029

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'When a boy [William Gifford] had read the Bible left to him by his mother, together with her "Imitatio Christi," and a few odd numbers of magazines.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1770 and 31 Dec 1775
Country: n/a
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:William Gifford
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1757
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas a Kempis
Title: Imitatio Christi
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27029  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Smiles
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1891
  Vol: 1
  Page: 129
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 129, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27029, accessed: 21 July 2019

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