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Record 12442

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Newgate Prison: Visiting the cells: 'In another cell we saw a respectable looking man in middle life, seated at his table with his head leaning on his hand, and copious manuscripts spread before him. On seeing us approach, he appeared to be a little sensitive. He was dressed in a fine black coat and vest, and light trousers. He was charged with obtaining goods to the enormous amount of ?12,000, and represented himself to be a merchant.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Newgate Prison
other location: in his cell
   
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:anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: represented himself to be a merchant, at present a prisoner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [manuscripts]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12442  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry Mayhew
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Criminal Prisons of London
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1862
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 599
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 599, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12442, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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