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Record Number: 4164


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[D.R. Davies was inspired by his school teacher] 'to read Macaulay's History of England before his twelfth birthday'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1899 and 1901

Country:

Wales

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:

D.R. Davies

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1889

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

miner's son

Religion:

Methodist

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

Wales

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Title:

The History of England from the Accession of James II

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown
inspired to read it by schoolmaster


Source Information:

Record ID:

4164

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:

239

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 239, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4164, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

See D.R. Davies, 'In Search of Myself', no further ref. traceable in Rose

   
   
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