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Record Number: 12741


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This evening, after dusk, as I sat at my window, looking drearily out on the darkening waters, something was thrown from the door of my cell, and lighted at my feet. Picking up the object, I found it to be a London paper. The Halifax mail has arrived - I long for the hour when my cell is to be locked, and carefully hide my treasure till then. At last the chief mate has locked and bolted me up for the night. I light a candle, and with shaking hands spread forth my paper. Smith O'Brien has been found guilty, and sentenced to be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution and hanged. The other trials pending.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

7 Nov 1848

Country:

Bermuda

Time

evening: after dusk

Place:

other location: in his cell, on board "Dromedary Hulk", at Bermuda

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:

John Mitchel

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason

Religion:

Presbyterian family

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Bermuda

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[London newspaper]

Genre:

Politics, Law

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Found
thrown into his cell


Source Information:

Record ID:

12741

Source:

Print

Author:

John Mitchel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Jail Journal

Place of Publication:

Dublin

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

74

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 74, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12741, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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