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Record Number: 12437


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Adult (male) school at Wandsworth held in the prison chapel, 43 in the class, engaged in a Bible lesson: 'Others he commended in a kind spirit for the manner in which they read their lesson. They generally read in a quiet tone; some with great stumbling and hestitation, and others very fluently.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Wandsworth Prison
other location: in the prison chapel

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:

male prisoners at Wandsworth

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

other prisoners and schoolmaster


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)


Source Information:

Record ID:

12437

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:

517

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 517, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12437, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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