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Record Number: 1297


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews a boy of 17, an inmate of a London workhouse: "I thought I should make my fortune in London -I'd heard it was such a grand place. I had read in novels and romances -halfpenny and penny books -about such things, but I've met with nothing of the kind."

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1859

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

boy vagrant in London workhouse

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:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical, penny books

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1297

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Mayhew

Editor:

n/a

Title:

London Labour and the London Poor

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1861

Vol:

3

Page:

390

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (1861), 3, p. 390, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1297, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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