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Record 15102

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Visit from cell to cell: '15. A farm labourer, of good capacity, who, having mastered here the alphabet and the art of reading, had from the library an account of our Protestant martyrs, and being much interested in the subject, asked me several questions in relation to them; one was, whether I knew Master Ridley?'
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 (agricultural)
Occupation: prisoner, formerly farm labourer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
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: [book on the Protestant martyrs]
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
from prison library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15102  
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: 249
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 249, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15102, accessed: 21 February 2024

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