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Record 10968

Reading Experience:

'Finished the last vol of Beckmann's "History of Inventions"; I do not know the book that contains a greater variety of information mixed with so much amusement, than these 3 volumes.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 May 1800
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Sheffield
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 Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Feb 1783
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: apprentice
Religion: Presbyterian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Johann Beckmann
Title: A History of Inventions and Discoveries
Genre: History, Science, Technology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: translated into English
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 10968  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Fragment of a Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 24, 880
  Page/folio: 3

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Fragment of a Journal British Library, p. Add 24, 880, p. 3,, accessed: 08 December 2023

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