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Record Number: 1261


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews a sweet-stuff maker: "One of the appliances of the sweet-stuff trade which I saw in the room of seller before mentioned was -Acts of Parliament. A pile of these, a foot or more deep, lay on a shelf. They are used to wrap up the rock, etc, sold. The sweet-stuff maker bought his 'paper' of the stationers or at the old bookshops. Sometimes, he said, he got works in this way in sheets which had never been cut, and which he retained to read at his short intervals of leisure, and then used to wrap his goods in. In this way he had read through two Histories of England!"

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:

sweet-stuff maker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

History of England

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical, uncut sheets

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1261

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:

204

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 1, p. 204, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1261, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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