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Record 7615

Reading Experience:

'These men, with several others whose curiosity began to be awakened by the tenor of our political gossip, united with myself in subscribing for a weekly newspaper. We would gladly have taken a daily journal, but our pockets would not allow of so costly an indulgence. The paper we took was called "The News". Its arrival was looked for with very considerable interest, so anxious were we to see some bulletin of the Great Napoleon respecting his military operations, with the other articles of foreign news, and the commentaries of the newspaper editor. The perusal of the paper, with the conversation ensuing thereon, made the day of its coming a "white day" in our estimation.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1812 and 31 Mar 1813
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: workshop
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:

Reading Group:Thomas Carter and workmates at the tailors workshop
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journeyman tailors
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
The newspaper was probably read aloud in the workshop: journeyman tailors
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The News
Genre: Politics, Ephemera, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 7615  
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: 170
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 170,, accessed: 14 July 2020

Additional comments:



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