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Record Number: 1564


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Statement of a juvenile offender: "I have been five times in prison. I have been as the Sanspareil and at all the theatres... I am sure had I never known the theatres I should have been quite a different character at this day. I have heard 'Jack Sheppard' performed; I was very fond of it; I had his life, but some boy took it from me; most boys have his life."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1841

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

T.A

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1823

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

juvenile offender

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:

William Harrison Ainsworth

Title:

Jack Sheppard

Genre:

Fiction, History, crime

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1564

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 414,

Citation:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 414, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1564, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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