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Record Number: 12430


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sundays at Coldbath Fields Prison, only half the prisoners can attend chapel at one time: 'Those who are left behind are not, however, allowed to remain without religious instruction. Three men in each yard have been appointed by the chaplain to read aloud to their fellow prisoners, and each relieves the other every half hour. The book for Sunday's reading is issued by the chaplain. It is of a purely religious character, and is usually "The Penny Sunday Reader", containing short sermons. Tracts are also distributed in the different yards, so that those who prefer reading to themselves, instead of listening to what is being read aloud, may do so.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862

Country:

England

Time

morning
afternoon
daytime: Sundays

Place:

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

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 at Coldbath Fields

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[Religious Tracts]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

12430

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:

322

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 322, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12430, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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