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Record Number: 12432


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Schoolroom for boy prisoners at Tothill Fields: 'At the other end of the room the lads were making even greater havoc with the words; and though the lesson consisted of simple monosyllables, such as "The old man must be led by the hand, or he may fall into the deep pit", one half of the big boys, even those of sixteen, were unable to accomplish the task.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Tothill 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):
 

passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reading Group:

boys in prison

Age:

Child (0-17)

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

juvenile prisoners and schoolmaster


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[school textbook]

Genre:

Education, Textbook / self-education, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

12432

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:

430

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 430, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12432, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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