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Record Number: 199


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The political awakening of J.R. Clynes came when three old blind men paid him 3d a week to read the newspapers to them: "Reading aloud was a new joy to me. Some of the articles I read from the local Oldham papers of the time must have been pretty poor stuff I suppose, but they went to my head like wine...'"

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oldham

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.R. Clynes

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1869

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

later a Labour MP; born into working class

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

3 old blind men


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[newspapers]

Genre:

Politics, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

199

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

26

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=199, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See J.R. Clynes, "Memoirs: 1869-1924" (London, 1937) p.35

   
   
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