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Record 7394

Reading Experience:

Carter describes exam he was forced to undertake to be admitted to the school which was supported by a congregation of Protestant Dissenters: 'it was required of the applicants for admission that they should be able to read in the New Testament to the satisfaction of the managing committee...I obeyed this dread mandate with much trepidation, but was enabled to do it so as to escape censure.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1801 and 28 Feb 1802
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: other location: School
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:Thomas Carter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Son of soldier
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Schoolmaster, a Dissenting Minister and other authority figures at the school.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: New Testament
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
School library


Source Information:

Record ID: 7394  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carter
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Working Man
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1845
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 44-6
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 44-6,, accessed: 16 February 2020

Additional comments:



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