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Record Number: 15097


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Extracts from the journal of Joseph Kingsmill: Wed 29 October: 'I was interrogated by several prisoners this evening on passages of Scripture, in the reading of which most of the prisoners spend some time before going to bed.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening: before bed

Place:

specific address: Pentonville Prison
other location: in their cells

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:

Reading Group:

prisoners at Pentonville

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoners

Religion:

n/a

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:

15097

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:

230

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 230, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15097, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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