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Record Number: 6606


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My excellent mother had a fair education - at all events she could read and write fairly well - and she was often asked to read and write letters for neighbours who could not read or write for themselves.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: South Mimms
county: Hertfordshire

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:

Sarah Tinsley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

wife of gamekeeper

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Neighbours


Additional Comments:

mother of William Tinsley, nee Sarah Dover



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[letters]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

6606

Source:

Print

Author:

William Tinsley

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Random recollections of an old publisher

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1900

Vol:

1

Page:

8

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Tinsley, Random recollections of an old publisher (London, 1900), 1, p. 8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6606, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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