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Record Number: 2138


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

The whole or nearly the whole of the eight months when I was not employed was not lost. I read many volumes in history, voyages, and travels, politics, law and Philosophy. Adam Smith and Locke and especially Humes Essays and Treatises, these latter I read two or three times over, this reading was of great service to me, it caused me to turn in upon myself and examine myself in a way which I should not otherwise have done. It was this which laid the solid foundation of my future prosperity, and completed the desire I had always had to acquire knowledge.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1793 and 1 Feb 1794

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Francis Place

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

leather breeches maker

Religion:

n/a

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:

John Locke

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2138

Source:

Print

Author:

Francis Place

Editor:

Mary Thale

Title:

The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854)

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

119

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 119, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2138, accessed: 19 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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