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Record Number: 15244


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Accounts of prisoners: 'I have never met with a less promising character than the writer of the two following exercises appeared when committed. He had been a most depraved and abandoned profligate; of a temper so violent and savage, that for some time I visited his cell with reluctance ... To such a criminal the seculsion of his cell was a punishment most severely felt, but most corrective...' Examination provided as proof of his intensive reading of the Bible.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1848

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:

15244

Source:

Print

Author:

John Field

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Prison discipline and the advantages of the separate system of imprisonment

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1848, 2nd edn

Vol:

2

Page:

128-129

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Field, Prison discipline and the advantages of the separate system of imprisonment (London, 1848, 2nd edn), 2, p. 128-129, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15244, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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