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Record Number: 11591


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The following Saturday afternoon [father] was a bit late getting home from work; he must have gone to the second-hand bookstall in the market. ...he handed me a book that was dropping to pieces. It was thin, with a dark green back. There were about fifty pages; there had been a lot more but the others must have dropped out. All the pages were loose. It was called "Guy's Expositor". It was just lists of words, but it told you where they had come from, and how their meaning had varied through the ages so that some words, eventually, came to mean just the opposite from what they had meant long ago. I was thrilled to the marrow with it...'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: St Helens
county: Lancashire
location in dwelling: at 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:

Joseph Stamper

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

14 Oct 1886

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

school boy, son of iron moulder

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:

[anon]

Title:

Guy's Expositor

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

second hand

Provenance

owned
gift from father


Source Information:

Record ID:

11591

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Stamper

Editor:

n/a

Title:

So long ago

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1960

Vol:

n/a

Page:

186

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Stamper, So long ago (London, 1960), p. 186, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11591, accessed: 05 October 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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