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Record Number: 15095


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

W.B., transport convict writing to Rev Joseph from Portland Prison: 'by the blessing of God, after coming to this place, and receiving instruction from my dear chaplains here, and by prayer and reading the Bible, the Lord has been pleased to hear and pour his spirit upon me ... I take great delight in reading the Scripture and praying.'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Portland 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:

W.B.

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:

15095

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:

107

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. 107, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15095, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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