Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 6582


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"The Times" newspaper was taken in daily, and it was the office of each compositor in town to read the debates and leaders aloud for the benefit of the rest. When it came to my turn, they could never understand my "professional" mode of reading, and made me many humble requests for explanation.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1834 and 31 Oct 1834

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: Publishing house

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:

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

Publishing house workmen.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

The Times

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6582

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:

188

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Manby Smith, The working man's way in the world (London, 1857), p. 188, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6582, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design