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Record Number: 12415


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The first business of the morning being over [rolling up hammocks], the men break into groups or read. Many a one, to our astonishment, took his Bible and began reading it with no little earnestness.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862

Country:

England

Time

morning: around 6am

Place:

city: London
specific address: 'Defence' hulk at Woolwich
other location: on board a convict ship in the Thames

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:

Reading Group:

prisoners on board the 'Defence' hulk

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoners

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

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:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

12415

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Mayhew

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Criminal Prisons of London

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1862

Vol:

n/a

Page:

213

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 213, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12415, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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