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Record 7621

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Thus I became their [workmates] news-purveyor, ie. I every morning gave them an account of what I had just been reading in the yesterday's newspaper. I read this at a coffee shop, where I took an early breakfast on my way to work. These shops were but just then becoming general... The shop I selected was near the bottom of Oxford Street. It was in the direct path by which I made my way to work... The papers I generally preferred to read were the "British Press", the "Morning Chronicle", and the "Statesman". I usually contrived to run over the Parliamentary debates and the foreign news, together with the leading articles. ...My shopmates were much pleased at the extent and variety of the intelligence which I was able to give them about public affairs, and they were the more pleased because I often told them about the contents of Mr. Cobbett's "Political Register", as they were warm admirers of that clever and very intelligible writer.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1815
Country: England
Time: morning: At breakfast
Place: city: London
specific address: Oxford Street
other location: coffee shop
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Statesman
Genre: Politics, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Newspaper of coffee shop

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7621  
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: 186
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 186, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7621, accessed: 18 September 2019

Additional comments:

Carter afterwards told workmates of content of newspapers - but did not read it to them.

 

 

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