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Record 11111

Reading Experience:

'about this time I began to practis accounts, I bought a Book, & Slate, and got somebody to set me a gate at the beginning of a Rule, & then wrought by my book &c, and in a while got forward in arethmatic &c'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Mar 1793 and 1 Jun 1793
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: He was lodging with a friend of the family
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:Benjamin Shaw
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Dec 1772
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Apprentice Mechanic in a Lancashire Mill
Religion: C of E? Converted to Baptism 1800, Methodism 1802.
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: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Textbook / self-education, Mathematics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11111  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Shaw
  Editor: A. G. Crosby
  Title: The Family Records of Benjamin Shaw Mechanic ... 1772-1841
  Place of Publication: Stroud
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Benjamin Shaw, A. G. Crosby (ed.), The Family Records of Benjamin Shaw Mechanic ... 1772-1841 (Stroud, 1991), p. 31,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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