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Record Number: 12937


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Davitt meets with a fellow prisoner released on ticket-of-leave: '"I promised you", he exclaimed upon meeting me, "that I would live 'on the square' in future, and here is evidence of a commencement," showing me at the same time a copy of the "Daily Telegraph" with an advertisement as follows: - "Wanted, two hundred barmaids." "That", remarked "Jerry", "is simply to arrest the attention of the fair sex, and case them to read what follows. 'Extraordinary triumph of science! Marvellous results to health and complexion from the use of Fitzjerry's skin purifier. Freckles and disfiguring marks removed by one phial. To be had only of respectable druggists."'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 19 Dec 1877 and 1 Mar 1878

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at the house of his friend

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:

Michael Davitt

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1846

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

Revolutionary, political prisoner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Daily Telegraph

Genre:

Science, Medicine, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

12937

Source:

Print

Author:

Michael Davitt

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Leaves from a prison diary, or lectures to a 'solitary' audience

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1885

Vol:

1

Page:

39

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Michael Davitt, Leaves from a prison diary, or lectures to a 'solitary' audience (London, 1885), 1, p. 39, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12937, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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