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Record 1263

Reading Experience:

Henry Mayhew interviews a running patterer -seller of broadsheets mainly dealing with crime and breaking news, sometimes also 'cocks' or fiction. Patterer's seeling techniques include chanting part of text of sheets to potential purchasers to induce sale
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1849
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
other location: the streets of London
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: running patterer -seller of broadsheets
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
people using the street, purchasers and potential purchasers
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Broadsheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1263  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry Mayhew
  Editor: n/a
  Title: London Labour and the London Poor
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1861
  Vol: 1
  Page: 224-226
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 1, p. 224-226,, accessed: 07 February 2023

Additional comments:



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