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Record Number: 15103


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Visit from cell to cell: '25. A letter-carrier, for a post-office felony. A man of dissolute and drunken habits; a professed infidel; never read the Bible until he was shut up in this prison. Since his incarceration two of his little children have died. He was very fond of them, with all his faults; and their death seemed to make an impression. He studied Holy Scripture, and professed, at least, belief in revelation.'

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 letter carrier (postman)

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:

[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:

15103

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:

253

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 253, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15103, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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