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Record Number: 1302


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews a former London pickpocket, turned patterer; grew up in Shropshire, father a Wesleyan minister: "I went to school to learn to write and cipher, and had before this learned to read at home with my father and mother. We had a very happy home and very strict in the way of religion... My father had family worship every night between 8 and 9 o'clock, when the curtains were drawn over the windows, the candle was lighted, and each of the children was taught to kneel separately at prayer. After reading the Bible, and half an hour's conversation, each one retired to their bed..."

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1832 and 31 Dec 1850

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Shropshire

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:

Oct 1830

Socio-Economic Group:

n/a

Occupation:

son of Wesleyan minister

Religion:

Methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

perhaps family members -unsure if reading was aloud or individual


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

1302

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:

4

Page:

317

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (1861), 4, p. 317, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1302, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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