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Record Number: 7615


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'These men, with several others whose curiosity began to be awakened by the tenor of our political gossip, united with myself in subscribing for a weekly newspaper. We would gladly have taken a daily journal, but our pockets would not allow of so costly an indulgence. The paper we took was called "The News". Its arrival was looked for with very considerable interest, so anxious were we to see some bulletin of the Great Napoleon respecting his military operations, with the other articles of foreign news, and the commentaries of the newspaper editor. The perusal of the paper, with the conversation ensuing thereon, made the day of its coming a "white day" in our estimation.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1812 and 31 Mar 1813

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: workshop

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reading Group:

Thomas Carter and workmates at the tailors workshop

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journeyman tailors

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

The newspaper was probably read aloud in the workshop: journeyman tailors


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

The News

Genre:

Politics, Ephemera, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

7615

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:

170

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 170, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7615, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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