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Record Number: 8168


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My father was likewise very fond of reading; he now proposed to encourage my love of books, by entering me a subscriber to one of the circulating libraries. I had the pleasure of being my father's instructor in reading and writing, and this kind offer to procure me books was a high reward for so doing - previously, I had great difficulty in getting books to read, except the tracks and magazines supplied by the chapel libraries and Sunday school teachers.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1804 and 31 Dec 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Hull

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:

Christopher Thomson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1799

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Apprentice ship builder

Religion:

Methodist

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:

[religious magazines]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
from chapel libraries and Sunday school teachers


Source Information:

Record ID:

8168

Source:

Print

Author:

Christopher Thomson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Autobiography of an artisan

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1847

Vol:

n/a

Page:

65

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Christopher Thomson, Autobiography of an artisan (London, 1847), p. 65, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8168, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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