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Record Number: 15353


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Details of prisoners committed with history of insanity: (presented in tabular form) Reg. no. 839: 'An uncle insane. Could read. Has learnt several chapters of the New Testament. [In prison] since Sept 13 1845, for a felony.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 13 Sep 1845 and 12 Oct 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 [839]

Age:

Unknown

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:

15353

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Field

Title:

Annual Report to the Quarter Sessions, 13 October 1845

Location:

Berkshire Record Office

Call No:

Q/ SO 20

Page/Folio:

ff.260-261

Citation:

John Field, Annual Report to the Quarter Sessions, 13 October 1845 Berkshire Record Office, p. Q/ SO 20, p. ff.260-261, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15353, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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