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Record Number: 7945


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"My books" - I have a few of my own - pick up a loom where it can be had; so of course my reading is without choice or system.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1809 and 31 Dec 1841

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Inverury

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:

William Thom

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Journeyman hand-loom weaver / poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[various]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7945

Source:

Print

Author:

William Thom

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Rhymes and recollections of a hand-loom weaver

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1844

Vol:

n/a

Page:

30

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Thom, Rhymes and recollections of a hand-loom weaver (London, 1844), p. 30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7945, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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