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Record Number: 1558


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Evidence of William Edward Hickson to Select Committee on Newspaper stamps: "My experience is this: that what interested me most of all in newspaper reading, and what first formed the habit of reading with me, was reading the accidents and offences in the 'Examiner' newspaper. There were two volumes which my father had had bound up for the years 1808 and 1809; and when I was just beginning to read to got hold of them, and read through the accidents and offences in those two volumes. Now I should never look at those accidents and offences, but I read the leading articles. So that it really produced this effect: it was the means of developing my intellectual powers and I believe that a similar kind of reading would produce the same effect generally throughout the country."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1810 and 31 Dec 1849

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: at home

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:

William Edward Hickson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

buyer of stock, member of board of guardians, involvement in hand loom enquiry

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Examiner

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
father's collected volumes


Source Information:

Record ID:

1558

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Newspaper Stamps [Commons] 1851 (facsimile edition, Irish University Press, Shannon, 1969), p. 477-478,

Citation:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Newspaper Stamps [Commons] 1851 (facsimile edition, Irish University Press, Shannon, 1969), p. 477-478, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1558, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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