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Record Number: 13095


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Short way into the voyage, surgeon receives a letter from one of the convicts: 'He then mentions the influence which the perusal since he came on board of some treatise on the "barren fig tree" had produced upon his mind - the insight it had given him into his character, and then alludes to some of the great and precious promises of the gospel; especially to those contained in Matt xi the chapter we had read in our usual course the proceeding evening. He makes also grateful reference to the first chapter of the prophecies of Isaiah.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 5 Oct 1842 and 31 Dec 1842

Country:

At sea, on voyage to Australia (Van Diemen's Land)

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: on board convict ship, the Earl Grey

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

convict

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

At sea, on voyage to Australia (Van Diemen's Land)

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:

13095

Source:

Print

Author:

Colin Arrott Browning

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Convict Ship

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1844

Vol:

n/a

Page:

91

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Colin Arrott Browning, The Convict Ship (London, 1844), p. 91, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13095, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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