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Record Number: 7372


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I cannot remember learning the Alphabet but when I was four years of age or there about my Godmother presented me with a new book it was the reading made easy it had/many pictures in it which I remember I was much delighted with 'this takeing [sic] my atention [sic] there was nothing Suited so well as my book and I was sone [sic] able to read it without Spelling.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1787 and 31 Dec 1787

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Quainton
county: Buckinghamshire
location in dwelling: at 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:

Joseph Mayett

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Mar 1783

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

n/a

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:

anon

Title:

Reading made easy in a variety of useful lessons

Genre:

Education, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7372

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Mayett

Editor:

Ann Kussmaul

Title:

The autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton

Place of Publication:

Buckinghamshire

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

1-2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Mayett, Ann Kussmaul (ed.), The autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton (Buckinghamshire, 1986), p. 1-2, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7372, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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