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Record Number: 15102


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Visit from cell to cell: '15. A farm labourer, of good capacity, who, having mastered here the alphabet and the art of reading, had from the library an account of our Protestant martyrs, and being much interested in the subject, asked me several questions in relation to them; one was, whether I knew Master Ridley?'

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 (agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner, formerly farm labourer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

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:

[book on the Protestant martyrs]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
from prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

15102

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:

249

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 249, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15102, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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