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Record Number: 15092


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

J.M., convict sentenced to transportation, writing to Rev. Joseph: 'I am at present amongst sin and wickedness of the worst description; but thanks be to Almighty God, I am kept from it by his grace, which I have found to be all sufficient in every time of trouble. I have made the Word of God my chief companion, and when I come from my work, I take the Bible in hand, and read a chapter or two; and I do assure you I derive much comfort from the same.'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: convict prison, 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:

J.M.

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

convict

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
probably prison issue


Source Information:

Record ID:

15092

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:

87-88

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. 87-88, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15092, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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