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Record Number: 11443


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Next to the Bible in time, and soon superseding it in practice were four volumes of Cassell's Illustrated History of England, which my father got bound up from a set of weekly parts. They carried the story down to the accession of George III; but even so they were a mine of treasure it took years to ramsack. I read first all the battles... After the battles I read the murders; then the executions; and then, at last, as much as I could stomach of the connecting bits in between.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 21 Aug 1879 and 21 Aug 1894

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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 A. Jackson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Aug 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of master craftsman, reading boy at printers

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Cassells Illustrated History of England

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical, weekly parts collected by father and bound into four volumes

Publication Details

Cassells, issued in weekly parts

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11443

Source:

Print

Author:

T.A. Jackson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

n/a

Page:

15

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

T.A. Jackson, Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda (London, 1953), p. 15, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11443, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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