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Record Number: 1245


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew's interview with a seller of street stationery: 'I read "Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper" on a Sunday, and what murders and robberies there is now!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1849

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

street stationer

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:

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1245

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Mayhew

Editor:

n/a

Title:

London Labour and the London Poor

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1861

Vol:

1

Page:

269

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 1, p. 269, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1245, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Mayhew mentions that the street stationer was about middle aged

   
   
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