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Record 3832

Reading Experience:

'"This book [Dr Foote's Plain Home Talk and Cyclopaedia) made a great impression on me", wrote Glasgow foundryworker Thomas Bell "And I handed it round my workmates until it was as black as coal and the batters torn".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Glasgow
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:Thomas Bell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1882
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: foundryworker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Bliss Foote
Title: Plain Home Talk and Cyclopaedia
Genre: Textbook / self-education, Medicine, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3832  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 213
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 213,, accessed: 18 August 2019

Additional comments:

See Thomas Bell, 'Pioneering Days' (London, 1941) pp.32-33



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