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Record 1307

Reading Experience:

Henry Mayhew interviews a former London pickpocket, turned patterer; grew up in Shropshire, father a Wesleyan minister: "...I have read Paine, and Valney, and Holyoake, those infidel writers, and have also read the works of Bulwer, Dickens and numbers of others..."
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1859
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:

Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Oct 1830
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: son of Wesleyan minister, pickpocket turned patterer
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: Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1307  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry Mayhew
  Editor: n/a
  Title: London Labour and the London Poor
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1861
  Vol: 4
  Page: 324
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 4, p. 324,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

probably as adult, but unsure



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