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Record Number: 6874


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Opening the "Newcastle Chronicle" one November morning of 1865, I observed a long letter signed "A Coalowner". From beginning to end the letter was a fierce diatribe against the strikers, the Miner's Union, and the Secretary of the Union.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1865 and 31 Dec 1865

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: Choppington
county: Northumberland
location in dwelling: home?

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:

Thomas Burt

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Nov 1837

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Pitman, later MP

Religion:

Methodist

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Newcastle Chronicle

Genre:

Politics, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6874

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Burt

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1924

Vol:

n/a

Page:

183

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 183, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6874, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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