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Record Number: 7376


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?during this winter I practised rather more than I had done before for the last two years for my master used to Read himself and make all as Could in the family on a Sabath [sic] evening and sometimes we were permitted to read Books of a religious nature as we sat by the fire side in the week day evenings but not always?.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1799 and 31 Mar 1799

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

location in dwelling: home of master, by the fireplace

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:

Servant / gardner

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:

[religious books]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7376

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:

7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Mayett, Ann Kussmaul (ed.), The autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton (Buckinghamshire, 1986), p. 7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7376, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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