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Record Number: 1303


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews a former London pickpocket, turned patterer; grew up in Shropshire, father a Wesleyan minister: "...We often had ministers to dinner and supper at our house, and always after their meals the conversation would be sure to turn into discussions on the different points of doctrine... At this time I would be sitting there greedily drinking in every word, and as soon as they were gone I would fly to the Bible and examine the different texts of Scripture they had brought forward, and it seemed to produce a feeling in my mind that any religious opinions could be supported by it..."

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1832 and 31 Dec 1850

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

county: Shropshire
location in dwelling: home

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:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

son of Wesleyan minister

Religion:

Methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1303

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=1303, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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