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Record Number: 13093


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Extract from the journal of Adam Dodd: 'When I first came on board the A-, I was as thoughtless as anyone on board; but being soon afterwards made a teacher of a class, I felt myself compelled to attend the evening services. [comes to see himself as a sinner and need of repentence] ...I then sate down in the greatest mental distress. Taking my Bible, I calculated on the opposition I should meet with... I kept continually and anxiously searching my Bible... In this state I remained some time, praying and reading, and fearlessly yet meekly meeting with every opposition.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1844 and 31 Dec 1844

Country:

At sea, on a voyage to Australia

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: on a convict ship

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:

Adam Dodd

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Jun 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

son of a clogger, a convict

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

At sea, on a voyage to Australia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

13093

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas H Forster

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Account of a voyage in a convict ship

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1850

Vol:

n/a

Page:

30

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas H Forster, Account of a voyage in a convict ship (London, 1850), p. 30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13093, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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