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Record Number: 15100


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Visit from cell to cell: '2. A vagrant tumbler, and low thief - naturally very shrewd, but from his habits of life, and some bad falls on his head, very odd - approaching to derrangement. He has made great progress in books, and has imbibed religious knowledge almost too rapidly, - he is very exciteable on this subject.'

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner, formerly vagrant tumbler (street acrobat/ performer)

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Bible, Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
from the prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

15100

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:

243

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 243, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15100, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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