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Record Number: 11111


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'about this time I began to practis accounts, I bought a Book, & Slate, and got somebody to set me a gate at the beginning of a Rule, & then wrought by my book &c, and in a while got forward in arethmatic &c'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1793 and 1 Jun 1793

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: He was lodging with a friend of the family

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:

Benjamin Shaw

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Dec 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Apprentice Mechanic in a Lancashire Mill

Religion:

C of E? Converted to Baptism 1800, Methodism 1802.

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Textbook / self-education, Mathematics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11111

Source:

Print

Author:

Benjamin Shaw

Editor:

A. G. Crosby

Title:

The Family Records of Benjamin Shaw Mechanic ... 1772-1841

Place of Publication:

Stroud

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Benjamin Shaw, A. G. Crosby (ed.), The Family Records of Benjamin Shaw Mechanic ... 1772-1841 (Stroud, 1991), p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11111, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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