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Record 11157

Reading Experience:

'Even while exerting myself to the utmost on the farm, I was not without my own pleasure, for during my leisure hours I read all the books and especially those consisting of poetry and Border-ballads that came within my reach. Some few I bought when I had money, some I borrowed, but the latter were limited as to number ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1818 and 31 Dec 1818
Country: England
Time: 'during my leisure hours'
Place: location in dwelling: 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:Robert White
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Sep 1802
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: labourer on his father's farm.
Religion: n/a
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: 'poetry and border ballads'
Genre: Poetry, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11157  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert White
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Autobiographical Notes
  Place of Publication: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  Date of Publication: 1966
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 2
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Robert White, Autobiographical Notes (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1966), p. 2,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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