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Record Number: 8175


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In early life, I have said, my attention was turned to politics. My first impressions were for universality. "Cobbett's Register" and "Wooler's Black Dwarf" were the first works I purchased and studied on political economy. It was my custom every Saturday evening, after my work was over, to go to the Market Place, and from a stall there, to purchase the breathings of those men of mind.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1816 and 31 Dec 1816

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:

Adult (18-100+)

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:

William Cobbett

Title:

Cobbett's political register

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8175

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:

79-80

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Christopher Thomson, Autobiography of an artisan (London, 1847), p. 79-80, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8175, accessed: 13 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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