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Record 1469

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'With little formal education, William Farish acquired basic literacy and political knowledge by reading newspapers to Newtown weavers. (Their favourite was the tri-weekly Evening Mail, a condensation of The Times).'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newtown
   
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:William Farish
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1818
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
weavers
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Evening Mail
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1469  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 64
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1469, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

See William Farish, 'The Autobiography of William Farish' (1889)

 

 

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