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Record Number: 1469


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'With little formal education, William Farish acquired basic literacy and political knowledge by reading newspapers to Newtown weavers. (Their favourite was the tri-weekly Evening Mail, a condensation of The Times).'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Newtown

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:

William Farish

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1818

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

weavers


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Evening Mail

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1469

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

64

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1469, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See William Farish, 'The Autobiography of William Farish' (1889)

   
   
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