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Record Number: 15096


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Case study, E.E.S., a Jew, young man of respectable German family, at first confined in a common prison where associated with other prisoners, before moved to Pentonville: 'For months after he came to Pentonville the poor man could speak of nothing but the injustice and cruelty of the English. At last he became quiet, and even cheerful, under different treatment; studied most assidiously the New and Old Testaments, in reference to the claims of Christianity upon his belief; withdrew himself from the teaching of his Rabbi, who could not satisfy his inquiring mind; and before he left, professed an entire acquiescence in the truths of our Divine religion.'

Century:

1800-1849

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:

E.E.S.

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

from a respectable family, now a prisoner

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

Germany

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:

15096

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Kingsmill

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Chapters on prisons and prisoners

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1852, 2nd edn

Vol:

n/a

Page:

122-123

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 122-123, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15096, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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