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Record 2053

Reading Experience:

I was sent to another school in Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, when I was about seven years of age. At this old woman's school it can scarcely be said that I learnt anything, all I knew, when I left it, was how to read in Dilworths Spelling Book and that too badly.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1778 and 31 Dec 1779
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Wine Office Court, Fleet Street
other location: school
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 Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1771
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Son of baliff of Marshalsea Court
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: Dillworths Spelling Book
Genre: Children's Lit, Education, Textbook / self-education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2053  
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: 30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Franis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 30,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:



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