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Record Number: 7657


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'... I did this [looking over the newspaper], as usual, while I took my breakfast, which meal I now procured at a coffee shop in Bear-Street, Leicester-Square. Here I found the additional accommodation of magazines and reviews: for reading the current numbers of which the proprietor made an extra charge of sixpence per month. This charge I was glad to pay, for the sake of reading the "Edinburgh" and "Monthly" Reviews, together with the "Edinburgh", the "European", and the "Monthly" Magazines. 'These, however, I read in the evening, while I took my supper; for I learned to drink coffee at that meal as well as at breakfast time. In addition to the daily newspapers, I also saw here the "Examiner", the "Black Dwarf" and, I think, some other weekly journals.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1816 and 31 Dec 1816

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
specific address: Bear-Street, Leicester-Square, London
other location: Coffee shop

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:

Labourer (agricultural)

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:

European Magazine

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Literature of the coffee house


Source Information:

Record ID:

7657

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:

191

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 191, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7657, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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