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Record 11443

Reading Experience:

'Next to the Bible in time, and soon superseding it in practice were four volumes of Cassell's Illustrated History of England, which my father got bound up from a set of weekly parts. They carried the story down to the accession of George III; but even so they were a mine of treasure it took years to ramsack. I read first all the battles... After the battles I read the murders; then the executions; and then, at last, as much as I could stomach of the connecting bits in between.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 21 Aug 1879 and 21 Aug 1894
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Thomas A. Jackson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 21 Aug 1879
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of master craftsman, reading boy at printers
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: [n/a]
Title: Cassells Illustrated History of England
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical, weekly parts collected by father and bound into four volumes
Publication details: Cassells, issued in weekly parts
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11443  
Source - Print  
  Author: T.A. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1953
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 15
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: T.A. Jackson, Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda (London, 1953), p. 15,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:



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