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Record Number: 11596


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was so interested in spectrum analysis that I took the big book to school with me, to read in playtime. The desks we had were box-type, there was a lid to lift and you could keep books inside. I had my book in there. We were doing composition. I had my head under the lid and inside the desk, reading more of the library book.'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: St Helens
county: Lancashire
other location: at school, in the classroom

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[Astronomy and spectrum analysis]

Genre:

Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (public library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

11596

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Stamper

Editor:

n/a

Title:

So long ago

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1960

Vol:

n/a

Page:

214

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Stamper, So long ago (London, 1960), p. 214, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11596, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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