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Record Number: 21338


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Last summer, being in Taunton, at the house of Mr J Smith, brother to my first wife, his son brought in a parcel of those religious tracts which are published by the Religious Tract Society, and sold cheap by T. Williams, Stationer's-court, Ludgate-street, London. . . I was much pleased with an opportunity of procuring some of them. I took one of each of more than thirty sorts; and when I got home, Mrs L and I read them over together, in order to know if they were proper to be dispersed abroad, and whether they were calculated to do good to such as should read them.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

James Lackington

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 Aug 1746

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

retired bookseller

Religion:

Methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

wife was present and named as a reader


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

anon [Religious Tract Society]

Title:

tracts

Genre:

Other religious, religious tracts

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet, tracts

Publication Details

published by the Religious Tract Society and sold cheap by T Williams, stationer's court, Ludgate street London

Provenance

owned
bought for distribution to the poor


Source Information:

Record ID:

21338

Source:

Print

Author:

James Lackington

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Confessions of J Lackington

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1804

Vol:

n/a

Page:

164

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Lackington, The Confessions of J Lackington (London, 1804), p. 164, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21338, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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