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Record Number: 15253


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Accounts of prisoners: J.A., aged 31, Reg. no. 325. 'This criminal when committed could not repeat the Lord's Prayer, although he could read and was intelligent. He learnt several portions of Holy Scripture, and incorrigible as he at first appeared, yet showed some proper feeling before his trial, when his was acquitted.'

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:

J.A.

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner, committed for poaching

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:

15253

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:

132

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Field, Prison discipline and the advantages of the separate system of imprisonment (London, 1848, 2nd edn), 2, p. 132, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15253, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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