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Record Number: 15247


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Accounts of prisoners: W.W., Reg no. 279: 'This criminal has been nearly twelve months in prison. He has given much evidence of sincere reptenance. His conduct has been so satisfactory as to induce me to admit him to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. He has learnt to read and write, and can now repeat the Gospels of St Matthew and St John, besides several chapters of the Old Testament.'

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:

W.W.

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner, committed for sheep stealing

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:

15247

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:

131

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Field, Prison discipline and the advantages of the separate system of imprisonment (London, 1848, 2nd edn), 2, p. 131, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15247, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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