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Record 12111

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'My dear Ross, Many thanks for your statistical Magazine, which contains some tables concerning juvenile delinquency that I was particularly anxious to see in a well-digested form. Reciprocating all your kind wishes most cordially, I rest Most sincerely yours, Charles Dickens.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1837 and 31 Oct 1837
Country: England
Time: evening: Monday
Place: city: London
specific address: 48 Doughty Street
   
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:Charles Dickens
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Feb 1812
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journalist and writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Ross
Title: The Statistical Journal and Record of Useful Knowledge
Genre: Mathematics, Statistical tables
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: The tables first appeared in the first no. of The Statistical Journal and Record of Useful Knowledge owned by Charles Ross. It was published monthly O
Provenance: unknown
Perhaps a gift to Dickens from Ross?

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12111  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Dickens
  Editor: Madeline House
  Title: The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1965
  Vol: 1
  Page: 315
  Additional comments: Additional editor: Graham Storey. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation: Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839 (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 315, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12111, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

Note 4 explains that the tables first appeared in the first no. of The Statistical Journal and Record of Useful Knowledge owned by Charles Ross. It was published monthly Oct 1837 to Feb 1838.

 

 

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