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Record 13094

Reading Experience:

Short way into the voyage, surgeon receives a letter from one of the convicts: 'He then mentions the influence which the perusal since he came on board of some treatise on the "barren fig tree" had produced upon his mind - the insight it had given him into his character, and then alludes to some of the great and precious promises of the gospel; especially to those contained in Matt xi the chapter we had read in our usual course the proceeding evening. He makes also grateful reference to the first chapter of the prophecies of Isaiah.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 5 Oct 1842 and 31 Dec 1842
Country: At sea, on voyage to Australia (Van Diemen's Land)
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board convict ship, the Earl Grey
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 n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: convict
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: At sea, on voyage to Australia (Van Diemen's Land)
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [the barren fig tree]
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: probably a tract published by the Religious Tract Society
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 13094  
Source - Print  
  Author: Colin Arrott Browning
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Convict Ship
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1844
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 91
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Colin Arrott Browning, The Convict Ship (London, 1844), p. 91,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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