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Record 11595

Reading Experience:

'I read a lot of astronomy and that, too, was wonderful. The world is full of wonders if one only looks for them. One book I got was on spectrum analysis, as applied to astronomy. I was fascinated by this too. I could not put the book down. One evening Mother had not a penny for the gas, and there was no paraffin in the lamp she still had. I crouched on the fender, reading by the red glow of the fire, so close that my hair was singed.'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: St Helens
county: Lancashire
location in dwelling: at home, close by the fire
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 Stamper
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 14 Oct 1886
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: school boy, son of iron moulder
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: [Astronomy and spectrum analysis]
Genre: Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (public library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 11595  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Stamper
  Editor: n/a
  Title: So long ago
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1960
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 214
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Stamper, So long ago (London, 1960), p. 214,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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