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Record Number: 1269


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews a fancy cabinet-maker "...one elderly and very intelligent man, a first rate artisan in skill, told me he had been so reduced in the world by the underselling of slop masters , that though in his youth he could take in the 'News' and 'Examiner' papers (each he believed 9d at the time, but was not certain), he could afford, and enjoyed, no reading when I saw him last autumn, beyond the book-leaves in which he received his quarter of cheese, his small piece of bacon or fresh meat, or his saveloys; and his wife schemed to go to the shops who 'wrapped up their things from books', in order that he might have something to read after his day's work."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1800 and 31 Dec 1840

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:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

fancy cabinet maker

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:

Title:

Daily News

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Broadsheet, Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1269

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Mayhew

Editor:

n/a

Title:

London Labour and the London Poor

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1861

Vol:

2

Page:

114

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 2, p. 114, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1269, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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