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Record Number: 8553


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My master said to me one day, he was surprized that I did not learn to write my own letters, and added, that he was sure that I could learn to do it in a very short time. ... Without any delay I set about it, by taking up pieces of paper that had any writing on them, and initiating the letters as well as I could. I employed my leisure hours in this way for near two months, after which time I wrote my own letters, in a bad hand, you may be sure; but it was plain and easy to read, which was all I cared for.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1768 and 31 Dec 1768

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Kingsbridge

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:

James Lackington

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

11 Sep 1746

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journeyman shoemaker

Religion:

Wesleyan

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:

anon

Title:

various scraps of writing

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8553

Source:

Print

Author:

James Lackington

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1791

Vol:

n/a

Page:

102-3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Lackington, Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington (London, 1791), p. 102-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8553, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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