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Record Number: 23137


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The following particulars relating to a poor woman named Amelia Roberts, who has hanged for robbing her master's house, are so instructive both to masters and servants... The facts stated were communicated by her to two of the ladies of the Newgate Association who visited her ... She then entered the service of Mr A., knowing his mother to be a serious character and presuming that the son would be the same. But in this she was mistaken ... During the three years of her residence under Mr A.'s roof, she heard a chapter of the Bible read but once, and that was one Sunday evening after the death of his mother ... she soon ceased to read her Bible, and, thus falling by little and little, she first neglected the forms of religion, and then grossly departed from its precepts'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

location in dwelling

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:

Listener:

Amelia Roberts

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

servant

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23137

Source:

Print

Author:

Matilda Wrench

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1852

Vol:

n/a

Page:

10

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 10, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23137, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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