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Record Number: 11157


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Even while exerting myself to the utmost on the farm, I was not without my own pleasure, for during my leisure hours I read all the books and especially those consisting of poetry and Border-ballads that came within my reach. Some few I bought when I had money, some I borrowed, but the latter were limited as to number ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1818 and 31 Dec 1818

Country:

England

Time

'during my leisure hours'

Place:

location in dwelling: Home?

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:

Robert White

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

17 Sep 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

labourer on his father's farm.

Religion:

n/a

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:

'poetry and border ballads'

Genre:

Poetry, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11157

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert White

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Autobiographical Notes

Place of Publication:

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Date of Publication:

1966

Vol:

n/a

Page:

2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Robert White, Autobiographical Notes (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1966), p. 2, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11157, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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