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Record Number: 553


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Some of the boys' prizes fell into my keeping, handed to me in disgust. One of these, "The Safe Compass", afforded me many a joyful hour. It took the gloomiest views as to the fate of the disobedient. But if you left out everything that was in italics, and altered the endings of the plots, the stories were good.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1866 and 1871

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 1 Canonbury Park North

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 Vivian (Molly) Hughes

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 Oct 1866

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Anglican

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:

Title:

The Safe Compass

Genre:

Other religious, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Prize book presented to reader's brother

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

553

Source:

Print

Author:

M. V. Hughes

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A London Family 1870-1900

Place of Publication:

London, New York, Toronto

Date of Publication:

1946

Vol:

n/a

Page:

52

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

M. V. Hughes, A London Family 1870-1900 (London, New York, Toronto, 1946), p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=553, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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