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Record Number: 7409


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My master - in conjunction with some friends - began to take in a newspaper, called, if I remember rightly, "Lloyd's Evening Post", and at this I sometimes got a hasty peep. At first, as was natural, I was chiefly interested with the domestic news: I took care to read about "The moving accidents by fire or flood", with an account of which a newspaper commonly abounds. But my curiosity was not long confined to these "little things". It soon led me to look at the articles of foreign intelligence...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1806 and 31 Dec 1806

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

at work?

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:

Apprentice tailor

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:

Lloyd's Evening Post

Genre:

Politics, Ephemera, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

7409

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:

84

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 84, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7409, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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