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Record Number: 6256


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read in the day part of Burkitt's "Poor Man's Help or Young Man's Guide", which I think the best book I ever read of the size.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

15 Apr 1757

Country:

England

Time

daytime: 'in the day'

Place:

city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex

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:

Thomas Turner

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

9 Jun 1729

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

shopkeeper

Religion:

Church of England

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:

William Burkitt

Title:

The poor man's help and the young man's guide

Genre:

Textbook / self-education, Conduct books

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first published 1694, in 30th edn by time Turner reads it

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6256

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Turner

Editor:

David Vaisey

Title:

The Diary of Thomas Turner

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

95

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6256, accessed: 21 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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