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Record Number: 1263


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews a running patterer -seller of broadsheets mainly dealing with crime and breaking news, sometimes also 'cocks' or fiction. Patterer's seeling techniques include chanting part of text of sheets to potential purchasers to induce sale

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1849

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: the streets of London

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:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

running patterer -seller of broadsheets

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

people using the street, purchasers and potential purchasers


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Broadsheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1263

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:

224-226

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 1, p. 224-226, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1263, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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