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Record 7587

Reading Experience:

'For breakfast I had a penny roll and half a pint of porter. This I took at a public house - for two reasons: first, that I might have an opportunity of looking at the morning newspaper; and further, that I might have the comfort of sitting by a good fire... I felt a considerable degree of interest in regard to the course of public affairs, and therefore was the more anxious to see a newspaper everyday. I also hoped that some one of the numerous advertisements might be made available in the way of getting employment other than that of tailoring. In this hope I was disappointed; yet the time I thus spent was not quite thrown away, as I hereby contracted a habit of carefully reading advertisements, which I have found to be useful...[etc.]'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1810 and 28 Feb 1811
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
other location: public house
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 Carter
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journeyman tailor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [morning newspaper]
Genre: Politics, Ephemera, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house


Source Information:

Record ID: 7587  
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: 144-5
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 144-5,, accessed: 06 July 2020

Additional comments:



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