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Record 6582

Reading Experience:

'"The Times" newspaper was taken in daily, and it was the office of each compositor in town to read the debates and leaders aloud for the benefit of the rest. When it came to my turn, they could never understand my "professional" mode of reading, and made me many humble requests for explanation.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1834 and 31 Oct 1834
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: other location: Publishing house
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Charles Manby Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1804
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Printer / compositor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Publishing house workmen.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Times
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6582  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Manby Smith
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The working man's way in the world
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1857
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 188
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charles Manby Smith, The working man's way in the world (London, 1857), p. 188,, accessed: 19 February 2020

Additional comments:



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