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Record Number: 7399


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Of grammar neither myself nor my schoolfellows were taught aything, except to repeat by rote the brief grammatical exercises contained in the "Universal Spelling Book", but as the Master gave no explanation of these, either as to their nature or use, they were nearly, if not quite, unintelligible to his pupils.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1802 and 31 Dec 1810

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: at school

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive 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

Schoolmaster and classmates


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Daniel Fenning

Title:

The Universal Spelling Book

Genre:

Education, Textbook / self-education, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
from school


Source Information:

Record ID:

7399

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:

59

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 59, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7399, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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