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Record 2052

Reading Experience:

September 5 1840. Went this morning to the house in Ship and Anchor court. On the parlour window of the house formerly kept by my father was a bill, 'a first, second and third floor to be let unfurnished'. Saw a dirty, Ruffianly looking man in the Parlour in which there wa[s] an old mangle and great appearance of miserable poverty.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 5 Sep 1840
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
specific address: Ship and Anchor court, nr the Strand
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:Francis Place
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1771
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Tailor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: n/a
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Handbill, Poster
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 2052  
Source - Print  
  Author: Francis Place
  Editor: Mary Thale
  Title: The Autobiography of Franis Place (1771-1854)
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 25
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Franis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 25,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:



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