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Record 12689

Reading Experience:

'I read hard in divinity, history and general literature, and threw myself into the religious life of the prison to assuage my pain. The chaplain was a decent fellow, as chaplains go, and as an educated man always receives some consideration as to literature I was able to get hold of some pretty good stuff... I renewed my acquaintance with the lives of the Fathers, read several biographies of Christ and St Paul and also studies on the Apostles.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1912 and 31 Dec 1912
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Hull
specific address: House of Correction, Hull
other location: in his prison 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:Stuart Wood [pseud?]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 Feb 1885
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: son of master craftsman, habitual criminal
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: [unknown - various titles]
Genre: Other religious, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
prison library


Source Information:

Record ID: 12689  
Source - Print  
  Author: Stuart Wood
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1932
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 198
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Stuart Wood, Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir (London, 1932), p. 198,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:



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