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Record 7348

Reading Experience:

[Adams's grandmother?s nephew sent newspapers to her on weekly basis, first the Weekly Dispatch; this was in time replaced with The Examiner.] ?The substitution of the "Examiner" for the "Dispatch" was not appreciated by the family; but we could not look a gift horse in the mouth, and, besides, we had no means of communicating with the giver?. I revelled as a boy in the politics of the "Dispatch" ? as a youth in the criticisms of the "Examiner".?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cheltenham
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 Edwin Adams
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Feb 1832
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Son of a plasterer, apprentice printer and journalist later
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Probably whole family at home in Cheltenham. Read in turns?
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Weekly Dispatch
Genre: Ephemera, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7348  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Edwin Adams
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Social Atom
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1903
  Vol: 1
  Page: 39
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Edwin Adams, Memoirs of a Social Atom (London, 1903), 1, p. 39,, accessed: 16 February 2020

Additional comments:



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