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Record 9860

Reading Experience:

'Noticed at dinner time the improper conduct of Mr Slyfield he having taken the paper and not reading aloud. I kindly requested him to read the city article and sat 1/4 of an hour thinking he would look at it in a while, he however continued reading to himself and deigned not to answer me or to comply with my request or to give up the paper but sat as if he were the only person who had a right to know any of its contents, and also as if he were a being superior to us.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 19 Sep 1839
Country: England
Time: evening: dinner time
Place: city: London, Southwark
location in dwelling: Home of Joseph Jenkinson
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:Mr Slyfield
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
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: [The Morning Chronicle?]
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9860  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Jenkinson
  Editor: K. Battye
  Title: The Diary of Joseph Jenkinson of Dronfield
  Place of Publication: Nottingham
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 56
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Jenkinson, K. Battye (ed.), The Diary of Joseph Jenkinson of Dronfield (Nottingham, 1987), p. 56,, accessed: 19 February 2020

Additional comments:



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