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Record Number: 8271


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

David Vincent notes the former agricultural labourer (and later trades union leader and M.P.) Joseph Arch's recollection in his memoir that, after work, '"I would stick like a limpet to my books of an evening"'.

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

evening

Place:

n/a

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:

Joseph Arch

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

Agricultural labourer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8271

Source:

Print

Author:

David Vincent

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

182

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography (London, 1981), p. 182, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8271, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Joseph Arch, Joseph Arch, The Story of his Life. Told by Himself, ed. with preface by the Countess of Warwick (London, 1898) p.33.

   
   
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