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Record 12729

Reading Experience:

'The chaplain had left me about half an hour, and I was sitting at an open window reading Livy and drinking grog, beginning, indeed, to feel myself at home in the "Tenedos" - for I have been ten days on board - when Dr Hall entered my cabin in a violent hurry, accompanied by a negro boatman.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 9 Jul 1848
Country: Bermuda
Time: daytime
Place: other location: on board hospital hulk (ship) Tenedos, moored at Bermuda
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:John Mitchel
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason
Religion: Presbyterian family
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Bermuda
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Livy
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
probably given to him by the officers when leaving the "Scourge"


Source Information:

Record ID: 12729  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 44-45
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 44-45,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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