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Record Number: 6608


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was fond of reading when at home, but we had not an abundance of books; so as soon as I settled at Notting Hill, I often in the evening made my way to Oxford and other streets where I could find open bookshops, and in the course of a couple of years I had purchased and read a fair selection of our standard authors, and, as I shall mention in future pages, I became fairly well acquainted with the drama and the players. I am afraid I was rather more fond of the drama and works of fiction than of books of more general interest.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1851 and 31 Dec 1859

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London, Notting Hill
location in dwelling: lodgings

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:

William Tinsley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Jul 1831

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Apprentice printer

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:

[various titles]

Genre:

Fiction, Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6608

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:

46-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Tinsley, Random recollections of an old publisher (London, 1900), 1, p. 46-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6608, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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