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Record 1268

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Henry Mayhew interviews a fancy cabinet-maker "...one elderly and very intelligent man, a first rate artisan in skill, told me he had been so reduced in the world by the underselling of slop masters , that though in his youth he could take in the 'News' and 'Examiner' papers (each he believed 9d at the time, but was not certain), he could afford, and enjoyed, no reading when I saw him last autumn, beyond the book-leaves in which he received his quarter of cheese, his small piece of bacon or fresh meat, or his saveloys; and his wife schemed to go to the shops who 'wrapped up their things from books', in order that he might have something to read after his day's work."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1800 and 31 Dec 1840
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:anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: fancy cabinet maker
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:
Title: Examiner
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Broadsheet, Newspaper, Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1268  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry Mayhew
  Editor: n/a
  Title: London Labour and the London Poor
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1861
  Vol: 2
  Page: 114
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 2, p. 114, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1268, accessed: 29 September 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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