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Record 6612

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Two little books that I read in my boyhood impressed and stimulated me greatly. They helped me in my efforts to live bravely and to use my life for noble ends. These were the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1852 and 31 Dec 1852
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Durham?
county: Durham or Northumberland
   
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 Burt
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1837
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Pitman, later MP
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Frederick Douglass
Title: Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6612  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Burt
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1924
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6612, accessed: 19 October 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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