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Record Number: 7587


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'For breakfast I had a penny roll and half a pint of porter. This I took at a public house - for two reasons: first, that I might have an opportunity of looking at the morning newspaper; and further, that I might have the comfort of sitting by a good fire... I felt a considerable degree of interest in regard to the course of public affairs, and therefore was the more anxious to see a newspaper everyday. I also hoped that some one of the numerous advertisements might be made available in the way of getting employment other than that of tailoring. In this hope I was disappointed; yet the time I thus spent was not quite thrown away, as I hereby contracted a habit of carefully reading advertisements, which I have found to be useful...[etc.]'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1810 and 28 Feb 1811

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
other location: public house

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journeyman 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:

[morning newspaper]

Genre:

Politics, Ephemera, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

7587

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:

144-5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 144-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7587, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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