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Record Number: 1286


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews a 'vagrant' of 18 years of age: "Of a night some one would now and then read hymns, out of books they sold about the streets -I'm sure they were hymns; or else we'd read stories about Jack Sheppard and Dick Turpin, and all through that set..."

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 31 Dec 1859

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
other location: low lodging house

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

vagrant

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

young men accommodated in the low lodging house


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Pamphlet, religious tracts sold in streets containing hymns

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

1286

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:

383

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 3, p. 383, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1286, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

could be listener or reader; unsure, but entered here as listener with other listeners

   
   
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