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Record Number: 12806


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When the circumstances of my arrest came to be known, some of the newspapers commented severely on the harshness of the treatment used towards me; and particularly the "Colonial Times", a well-conducted Hobart Town paper, which warmly urged that meetings should be held, and petitions adopted by all the colonists, both of Van Diemen's Land and Australia, praying for the "pardon" of all those gentlemen known as the "Irish State Prisoners". When I saw the article this morning, I immediately wrote a short letter to the "Times", commencing thus - I suppose - it will be accounted another act of "contempt"...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

9 Jun 1851

Country:

Australia (Van Diemen's Land)

Time

morning

Place:

city: Longford
county: Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)
location in dwelling: at lodgings

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:

Australia (Van Diemen's Land)

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Colonial Times

Genre:

Politics, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12806

Source:

Print

Author:

John Mitchel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Jail Journal

Place of Publication:

Dublin

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

258

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 258, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12806, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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