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Record Number: 4564


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The father of Labour politician T. Dan Smith, a Wallsend miner, was facinated by travel books, Twain's Innocents Abroad, Chaliapin, Caruso, and European affairs. But hardly anyone in their neighbourhood ever ventured outside it'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Wallsend

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:

Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

miner

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[travel books]

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4564

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:

344

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 344, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4564, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

See T. Dan Smith 'Autobiography' pp. 1-3

   
   
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