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Record Number: 9937


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I also found a small library, which meant that many copper really needed for food were spent on borrowing books. At this time I read all Mrs. Henry Wood's novels, most of Sir Walter Scott's works along with a good deal of poetry and history, as well as a good deal of rubbish I daresay. But as I have forgotten it it did me no harm.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 11 Feb 1872 and 31 Dec 1885

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: Her brother's home

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:

Hannah Mitchell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

11 Feb 1872

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

seamstress

Religion:

n/a

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[history]

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (public library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

9937

Source:

Print

Author:

Hannah Mitchell

Editor:

Geoffrey Mitchell

Title:

The Hard Way Up

Place of Publication:

England

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

71

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hannah Mitchell, Geoffrey Mitchell (ed.), The Hard Way Up (England, 1968), p. 71, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9937, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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