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Record Number: 6607


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My uncle and some others were subscribers to The Weekly Dispatch, each of the subscribers agreeing as to the time and days they were to have the paper read.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1839

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:

Reading Group:

villagers of South Mimms

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:

England

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

The villagers in this reading group may have read the 'Weekly Dispatch' to each other as well as reading the newspaper alone. The evidence suggests this may have been the case, but it is unclear.


Additional Comments:

reading group to which uncle of William Tinsley belonged



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

The Weekly Dispatch

Genre:

Ephemera, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

6607

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:

10

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Tinsley, Random recollections of an old publisher (London, 1900), 1, p. 10, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6607, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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