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Record Number: 974


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The Primitive Methodists may have been the most anti-intellectual of the Wesleyans, yet miners' MP John Johnson "found their teaching the strongest possible incentive to trying to improve myself, not only morally, but mentally, and towards the latter end I took to serious and systematic study." He read deeply in history and philosophy, as well as such this-worldly tracts as The Wealth of Nations, John Stuart Mill's Principles of Political Economy, and Alfred Marshall's Principles of Economics'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1850 and 1906

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

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:

John Johnson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

M.P.

Religion:

Methodist

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Stuart Mill

Title:

Principles of Political Economy

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

974

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

34

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 34, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=974, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See John Johnson 'How I Got On: Life Stories by the Labour MPs' in Pearson's Weekly (10, May 1906)

   
   
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