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Record Number: 15099


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Extracts from the journal of Joseph Kingsmill: 30 October: 'A very deaf prisoner was allowed a visit today from his friends in the same room. I permitted the visit to take place in my office, and hearing the poor man tell his friends of his great progress in reading, I gave him a book to read for them. They were quite surprised. It was extremely hard, certainly, to teach him; but he was very persevering, and now is enjoying the comfort of it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Pentonville Prison
other location: in the chaplain's office

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

the chaplain, Joseph Kingsmill, and friends of the prisoner


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 (private library)
from the prison chaplain


Source Information:

Record ID:

15099

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:

237

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 237, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15099, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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