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Record Number: 7922


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[On Sunday] After breakfast I had taken up the "Weekly Examiner", and was intent upon a more than usually scurrilous and illogical leading article, when the paper was suddenly snatched from my hands by my landlady, who sternly asked me if I thought reading a newspaper on a Sunday morning was proper behaviour in the house of a God-fearing couple.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 1 Jan 1867

Country:

England

Time

morning: Sunday, at breakfast

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: lodgings, kitchen

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 Wright

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

journeyman engineer

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:

[Weekly Screamer]

Genre:

Ephemera, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

weekly newspaper

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7922

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Wright

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Some habits and customs of the working classes

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1867

Vol:

n/a

Page:

226-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Wright, Some habits and customs of the working classes (London, 1867), p. 226-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7922, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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