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Record Number: 1281


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews a penny mouse-trap maker (cripple): "My daughter is eighteen and my son eleven; that is my boy, sir; he's reading the Family Friend just now. My boy goes to school every evening, and twice on a Sunday. I am willing that they should find as much pleasure from reading as I have in my illness"

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1859

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at his 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:

anon

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

son of penny mouse-trap 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:

Family Friend

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1281

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Mayhew

Editor:

n/a

Title:

London Labour and the London Poor

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1861

Vol:

3

Page:

22

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 3, p. 22, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1281, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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