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Record Number: 15033


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Report of Inspector of Prisons on Reading Gaol - interviews with prisoners on progress in learning and reading at the gaol: '4429. Has been here 7 times. "I have learnt all the Galatians through by heart, and am now upon the Ephesians. I cannot say I understand it. I know the Commandments." This man repeated his last lesson perfectly, but was ignorant of the meaning of what he had acquired.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1851 and 31 Dec 1851

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Reading Gaol
other location: in his cell

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:

prisoner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

New Testament

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison issue Bible


Source Information:

Record ID:

15033

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII), p. 70,

Citation:

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII), p. 70, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15033, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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