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Record Number: 2799


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'H.M. Tomlinson, a successful author and dockworker's son, credited his East End Board school with encouraging free expression in composition classes and giving him a solid literary footing in the Bible, Shakespeare and Scott'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
other location: East End

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:

H.M. Tomlinson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1872

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

dockworker's son, later author

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID:

2799

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

157-8

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 157-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2799, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See H.M. Tomlinson, "A Mingled Yarn" (London, 1953) pp.11-13

   
   
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