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Record Number: 5837


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It was in the autumn of 1818 that I first becam acquainted with politics and theology. Passing along Briggate one evening, I saw at the corner of Union Court a bill, which stated that the Radical Reformers held their meetings in a room in that court. Curiosity prompted me to go and hear what was going on. I found them reading Woller's Black Dwarf, Carlile's Republican, and Cobbett's Register. I remembered my mother being in the habit of reading Cobbett's Register, and saying she "wondered people spoke so much against it; she saw nothing bad in it, but she saw a great many good things in it." After hearing it read in the the meeting room, I was of my mother's opinion.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1818 and 31 Dec 1818

Country:

n/a

Time

evening: Evening, during the Autumn.

Place:

city: Leeds
county: Yorkshire
specific address: Union Court
other location: A Room

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reading Group:

Group of 'Radical Reformers', who regularly met in Leeds

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

James Watson (1799-1874), audience of a meeting of radical reformers.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Cobbett

Title:

Political Register

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

5837

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

David Vincent

Title:

Testaments of Radicalism

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

n/a

Page:

110

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

David Vincent (ed.), Testaments of Radicalism (London, 1977), p. 110, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5837, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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