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Record Number: 15226


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Extract from chaplain's [John Field] journal, 23 Feb 1845: 'The prisoner (H.C.) who avowed his infidelity when first committed (July 18) was discharged this morning. I don't presume to question but that the punishment of this criminal was proportioned to his offence, yet I very much regret that his imprisonment was for so short a time. In the last conversation I had with him he acknowledged that many of his doubts had been removed; that although he could not understand parts of the Old Testament, yet he was convinced of the truth of the New Testament, and his conviction was attended with such a sense of his own guilt, and such apparent sorrow, that I wish his confinement had been long enough for the good feelings he expressed to ripen into stedfast resolutions of amendment.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 18 Jul 1844 and 23 Feb 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:

H.C.

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

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15226

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 48,

Citation:

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 48, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15226, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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