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Record 12734

Reading Experience:

''4th-11th- Reading Homer and basking in the sun upon the sea side of the breakwater. Weather delicious. Have also been swallowing autobiographies - Gifford's, Thomas Elwood's, Capt. Crichton's autobiography by Dean Swift. ... William Gifford's account of himself is somewhat conceited and pragmatical, yet natural and manful. I have a deep and secret sympathy with Gifford.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 4 Sep 1848 and 11 Sep 1848
Country: Bermuda
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board "Dromedary Hulk", 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: William Gifford
Title: [autobiography]
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
library on board the hulk


Source Information:

Record ID: 12734  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 64
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 64,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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