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Record Number: 15214


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A prisoner on his admission could read but very imperfectly; his Bible he almost had never read before, and indeed knew little or nothing concerning it. At first he made rapid progress in reading, and after a short time he commenced the Scriptures, the great and all-important truths of which took such a hold upon his mind, that in the seculsion of his cell he very soon had read them through twice, and opposite the prophecies of the Old Testament, he had marked with a pencil on the margin of his Bible, which had no references, and without the aid of anyone, the parallel passages of their fulfillment in the New Testament, a list of which we now have before us. They are chiefly from the Psalms, and the prophecies of Isaiah and Zechariah...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1845 and 31 Dec 1845

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Reading Gaol
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

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)
prison issue


Source Information:

Record ID:

15214

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 46,

Citation:

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 46, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15214, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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