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Record 1281

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Henry Mayhew interviews a penny mouse-trap maker (cripple): "My daughter is eighteen and my son eleven; that is my boy, sir; he's reading the Family Friend just now. My boy goes to school every evening, and twice on a Sunday. I am willing that they should find as much pleasure from reading as I have in my illness"
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1859
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at his lodgings
   
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 Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: son of penny mouse-trap 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: Family Friend
Genre: Other religious, Fiction, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1281  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry Mayhew
  Editor: n/a
  Title: London Labour and the London Poor
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1861
  Vol: 3
  Page: 22
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 3, p. 22, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1281, accessed: 27 September 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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