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Record Number: 7796


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?As spring and autumn were our only really busy seasons, I had occasionally , during other parts of the year, considerable leisure, which, if I could procure a book that I considered at all worth the reading, was spent with such a book of my desk, in the little recess of the packing room. Here, therefore, I had opportunities for reading many books of which I had only heard the names before, such as Robertson?s "History of Scotland", Goldsmith?s "History of England", Rollin?s "Ancient History", Hume?s "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", Anachaises? "Travels in Greece"; and many other works on travels, geography, and antiquities.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
county: Lancashire
other location: 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:

Samuel Bamford

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Feb 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

warehouseman (hand loom weaver)

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[works on travel and antiquities]

Genre:

Classics, Geography / Travel, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
from work


Source Information:

Record ID:

7796

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Bamford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Early Days

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1849

Vol:

n/a

Page:

280-1

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Bamford, Early Days (London, 1849), p. 280-1, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7796, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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