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Record Number: 1572


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Statement of juvenile offender: "I have been six times in prison, and four times discharged... Never saw 'Jack Sheppard' performed; have read his life and often heard speak of him; he was very clever."

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:

J.F.

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1826

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, Serial / periodical, not sure if penny parts or volume

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1572

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 418,

Citation:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 418, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1572, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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