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Record 7834

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
?Two or three years my senior, Sam, like myself, was acquiring a taste for books. Our tastes were not wholly dissimilar. Both of us read and enjoyed poetry; but while Sam?s more solid reading was in science, especially in astronomy and geology, mine was in history, biography, logic, languages, oratory, and general literature. Sam?s favourite books at this time were Alison?s "History of Europe" and Humboldt?s "Cosmos".?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1852 and 31 Dec 1857
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Northumberland
   
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 Burt
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1837
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: pitman, later MP
Religion: Methodist
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: [unknown]
Title: [various]
Genre: Fiction, History, Poetry, Biography, Autobiog / Diary, logic and languages
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7834  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Burt
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1924
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 124
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 124, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7834, accessed: 24 October 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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