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Record Number: 7495


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'About this time I read also the narratives of some eminent navigators and travellers; among the former were those of Cook, P?rouse and Bougainville; of the latter I chiefly remember those of Bruce, Le Vaillant and Weld. Mr. Weld's narrative so deeply interested me, as to have well nigh been the occasion of my emigrating to the United States or Canada. The desire of seeing those countries which was excited thereby remained with me for some years: it was the cause of my reading several works descriptive of North America and the condition of its inhabitants.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1809 and 31 Dec 1809

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:

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:

James Bruce

Title:

[narratives of travels]

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Carter may have been referring to 'An interesting Narrative of the Travels of James Bruce' (London, 1790).

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7495

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:

115-16

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 115-16, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7495, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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