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Record Number: 12419


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We found some of the prisoners here engaged in reading, while waiting till the officers returned from their breakfast. One was perusing a treatise on "Infidelity; its Aspects, Causes and Agencies"; another the "Home Friend - a weekly miscellany"; a third, the "Saturday Magazine"; a fourth, the "History of Redemption"; and a fifth, the "Family Quarrel - an humble story".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: Millbank Prison
other location: F Room, an associated room in the prison

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner

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:

Saturday Magazine

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

12419

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:

264

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 264, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12419, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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