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Record 1558

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Evidence of William Edward Hickson to Select Committee on Newspaper stamps: "My experience is this: that what interested me most of all in newspaper reading, and what first formed the habit of reading with me, was reading the accidents and offences in the 'Examiner' newspaper. There were two volumes which my father had had bound up for the years 1808 and 1809; and when I was just beginning to read to got hold of them, and read through the accidents and offences in those two volumes. Now I should never look at those accidents and offences, but I read the leading articles. So that it really produced this effect: it was the means of developing my intellectual powers and I believe that a similar kind of reading would produce the same effect generally throughout the country."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1810 and 31 Dec 1849
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: at home
   
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 Edward Hickson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: buyer of stock, member of board of guardians, involvement in hand loom enquiry
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:
Title: The Examiner
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
father's collected volumes

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1558  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Newspaper Stamps [Commons] 1851 (facsimile edition, Irish University Press, Shannon, 1969), p. 477-478,

Citation: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Newspaper Stamps [Commons] 1851 (facsimile edition, Irish University Press, Shannon, 1969), p. 477-478, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1558, accessed: 25 September 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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