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Record Number: 12658


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Describes studies in order to become an imposter - way of making a living: 'Works of reference in public libraries furnished me with whatever data I required about particular families and professions - Burke, "Who's Who", Crockford, the Army List, the Navy List, the University Registers and Year Books - until in due course I was able to engage in the game of thrust and parry with all kinds of people and keep my end up.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1908 and 31 Dec 1910

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Portsmouth?
other location: in the reference room at the public library

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:

University Registers

Genre:

Biography, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
in the reference room of the public library


Source Information:

Record ID:

12658

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:

104-105

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Stuart Wood, Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir (London, 1932), p. 104-105, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12658, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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