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Record Number: 7348


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Adams's grandmother?s nephew sent newspapers to her on weekly basis, first the Weekly Dispatch; this was in time replaced with The Examiner.] ?The substitution of the "Examiner" for the "Dispatch" was not appreciated by the family; but we could not look a gift horse in the mouth, and, besides, we had no means of communicating with the giver?. I revelled as a boy in the politics of the "Dispatch" ? as a youth in the criticisms of the "Examiner".?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cheltenham

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 Edwin Adams

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Feb 1832

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Son of a plasterer, apprentice printer and journalist later

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Probably whole family at home in Cheltenham. Read in turns?


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Weekly Dispatch

Genre:

Ephemera, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7348

Source:

Print

Author:

William Edwin Adams

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a Social Atom

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1903

Vol:

1

Page:

39

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Edwin Adams, Memoirs of a Social Atom (London, 1903), 1, p. 39, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7348, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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