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Record Number: 7943


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'... at the end of my fourth year I drew a small weekly salary one half of which my father allowed me for my own use... I bought books, and read as much as possible, and reflected upon what I read while engaged in my daily avocations.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1824 and 31 Dec 1824

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Devon

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:

Charles Manby Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1804

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Apprentice printer

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:

[various titles]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7943

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Manby Smith

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Working man's way into the world

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1857

Vol:

n/a

Page:

14

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Manby Smith, Working man's way into the world (London, 1857), p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7943, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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