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Record 15100

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Visit from cell to cell: '2. A vagrant tumbler, and low thief - naturally very shrewd, but from his habits of life, and some bad falls on his head, very odd - approaching to derrangement. He has made great progress in books, and has imbibed religious knowledge almost too rapidly, - he is very exciteable on this subject.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Pentonville Prison
other location: in his cell
   
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: prisoner, formerly vagrant tumbler (street acrobat/ performer)
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: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Bible, Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
from the prison library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15100  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Kingsmill
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Chapters on prisons and prisoners
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1852, 2nd edn
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 243
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 243, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15100, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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