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Record Number: 7397


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On my asking him he [the schoolmaster] readily granted my request, nor did he ever revoke his grant: the books were chiefly old and odd volumes of the "Arminian" and the "Gentleman's Magazine"; these, though of but little intrinsic value, were to me a treasure, as they helped to give me a wider and more varied view of many things than I had previously been able to command.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1802 and 31 Dec 1810

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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 Carter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Son of soldier

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Arminian Magazine

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
borrowed from schoolmaster


Source Information:

Record ID:

7397

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carter

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a Working Man

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1845

Vol:

n/a

Page:

57

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 57, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7397, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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