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Record Number: 4588


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A Scottish flax dresser gained his "first or incipient idea of localities and distances" when he was assigned to read aloud at work from Anson, Cook, Bruce and Mungo Park'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

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:

"Jacques", a flax dresser

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1803

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

flax dresser

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

other workers


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Bruce

Title:

Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, In the Years 1768, 1769,1770, 1771, 1772 and 1773.

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4588

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:

349

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 349, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4588, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

See "Jacques", "Glimpses of a Checquered Life" in The Saturday Evening Commonwealth (Glasgow, 1 Nov 1856)

   
   
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