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Record 8196

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'As an apprentice I was a subscriber to the Mechanic's Library, from which I borrowed a great supply of books - my tastes lying largely in the direction of biography ... series of books of Mr Smiles, is still worth the attention of young men in search of wholesome reading.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1840
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
   
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:James Glass Bertram
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1824
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice in a book warehouse
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Smiles
Title: [biographies of men]
Genre: Biography, Conduct books
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
Mechanic's library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8196  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Glass Bertram
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Some memories of books, authors and events
  Place of Publication: Westminster
  Date of Publication: 1893
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 27
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events (Westminster, 1893), p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8196, accessed: 22 May 2019

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