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Record 7399

Reading Experience:

'Of grammar neither myself nor my schoolfellows were taught aything, except to repeat by rote the brief grammatical exercises contained in the "Universal Spelling Book", but as the Master gave no explanation of these, either as to their nature or use, they were nearly, if not quite, unintelligible to his pupils.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1802 and 31 Dec 1810
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: at school
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company 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 and classmates
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Daniel Fenning
Title: The Universal Spelling Book
Genre: Education, Textbook / self-education, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
from school


Source Information:

Record ID: 7399  
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: 59
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 59,, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:



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