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Record Number: 20756


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[during his three years as a London apprentice castor-maker] I was mightily addicted to reading and Study; and tho' I was then engaged in a laborious trade and not allowed time for such Imployments of the Brain; yet I was so intent on my Study, that abridged myself of my Sleep and Rest. For after having wrought hard all day, from Five or Six in the Morning, till Ten or Eleven at Night, it was frequent with me to sit up two or three Hours reading'.

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1655

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: London
specific address: Fleet Street

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:

Thomas Tryon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Sep 1634

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

apprentice castor-maker, later merchant

Religion:

anabaptist (for a short time)

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20756

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Tryon

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Some Memoirs of the Life of Tho. Tryon, Late of London, Merchant

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1705

Vol:

n/a

Page:

18-19

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Tryon, Some Memoirs of the Life of Tho. Tryon, Late of London, Merchant (London, 1705), p. 18-19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20756, accessed: 07 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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