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Record Number: 23144


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mary O'Connor, the woman first appointed to be school-mistress to her fellow-prisoners, conducted herself with much propriety in that office and in every other respect while she remained in Newgate ... Her health was declining when she was liberated, and at her own desire, admission into the St James's Infirmary was procured for her. There she became rapidly worse ... She was reminded that though too weak to read, she might try and recal what she had formerly read; and several times when passages of Scripture were begun, she would take them up, repeating them from memory'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Newgate Gaol
other location: prison

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:

Mary O'Connor

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner and school-mistress

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:

23144

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:

15-16

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 15-16, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23144, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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