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Record Number: 12648


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Description of first month spent in Winchester Prison after sentence: 'Nearly twenty-three hours out of every twenty-four were spent in strict cellular confinement, with no outlet for any form of activity other than the monotony of stitching coalsacks, or reading the Bible for a few minutes at meal times'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening
daytime

Place:

city: Winchester
specific address: Wincester Gaol
other location: in his cell during meal times

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:

Stuart Wood [pseud?]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Feb 1885

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

son of master craftsman, but habitual criminal

Religion:

family Methodist but becomes athiest

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

12648

Source:

Print

Author:

Stuart Wood

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1932

Vol:

n/a

Page:

56

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Stuart Wood, Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir (London, 1932), p. 56, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12648, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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