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Record Number: 13101


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Conversion of hardened convict, as a result of a storm which brought terror to his mind: 'It was then I thought of Jesus Christ, of whom I had heard, but almost entirely forgotten; and to the Lord Jesus Christ I was directed to uplift my soul by my messmate, who lay by my side, and exhorted me to search the Bible, that I might there read of His great love to the worst of sinners. I read the first, third and fifteenth chapters of St John's gospel; and I thank and praise the Lord, I have found, to my soul's comfort and peace...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Nov 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:

1820

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:

13101

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:

157-160

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Colin Arrott Browning, The Convict Ship (London, 1844), p. 157-160, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13101, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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