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Record Number: 12427


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Another - a lad with a bandage round his face, and heavy, dingy-coloured eyes - was sent back for having too many blots and errors. This man, when repeating his lessons, stumbled over the sentence "There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth", calling it "genashing" instead.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Coldbath Fields Prison
other location: in the schoolroom

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
copy book belongs to the prison


Source Information:

Record ID:

12427

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:

319

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 319, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12427, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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