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Record Number: 9860


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Noticed at dinner time the improper conduct of Mr Slyfield he having taken the paper and not reading aloud. I kindly requested him to read the city article and sat 1/4 of an hour thinking he would look at it in a while, he however continued reading to himself and deigned not to answer me or to comply with my request or to give up the paper but sat as if he were the only person who had a right to know any of its contents, and also as if he were a being superior to us.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

19 Sep 1839

Country:

England

Time

evening: dinner time

Place:

city: London, Southwark
location in dwelling: Home of Joseph Jenkinson

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:

Mr Slyfield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[The Morning Chronicle?]

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9860

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Jenkinson

Editor:

K. Battye

Title:

The Diary of Joseph Jenkinson of Dronfield

Place of Publication:

Nottingham

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

56

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Jenkinson, K. Battye (ed.), The Diary of Joseph Jenkinson of Dronfield (Nottingham, 1987), p. 56, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9860, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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