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Record Number: 15090


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

R.A., alias J.F.: 'He [uncle] sent me to an excellent school where I stayed two years. After leaving school I perused a vast number of novels and romances. I hardly ever went out of doors. I lived in a land of dreams. I was put to various occupations but nothing could please my fancy; at last I was bound to a surgeon, and while in his service I got entangled with bad associates.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

R.A.

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Jun 1832

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

apprentice to a surgeon

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15090

Source:

Print

Author:

Rev H.S. Joseph

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of Convicted Prisoners, accompanied by remarks on the causes and prevention of crime

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1853

Vol:

n/a

Page:

46-47

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Rev H.S. Joseph, Memoirs of Convicted Prisoners, accompanied by remarks on the causes and prevention of crime (London, 1853), p. 46-47, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15090, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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