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Record Number: 15094


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

S.G., transport convict writing from Portsmouth: 'During my stay at Pentonville I was, comparatively speaking, comfortable ... Mr Kingsmill was particularly kind in lending me some excellent books, in which I took great delight.'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Pentonville Prison
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:

S.G.

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

15094

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:

94-95

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. 94-95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15094, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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