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Record Number: 6580


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Smith describes evening activities while working as the private printer of Dr D.] 'Sometimes I played dices with madam - sometimes I read aloud from some work of history of philosophy selected by the Doctor.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1830 and 31 Mar 1831

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

other location: Employer's house

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:

Charles Manby Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1804

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Printer / compositor

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:

[unknown]

Genre:

History, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
from his employer, Dr D.


Source Information:

Record ID:

6580

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Manby Smith

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The working man's way in the world

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1857

Vol:

n/a

Page:

136

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Manby Smith, The working man's way in the world (London, 1857), p. 136, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6580, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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