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Record 2055

Reading Experience:

School hours were from 9 to 12 and from 2 to 5. The mode of teaching was this. Each of the boys had a column or half a column of spelling to learn by heart every morning He also wrote a copy every morning. In the afternoon he read in the Bible and did a sum, on Thursdays and Saturdays he was catechised, that is he was examined in the Church of England catechism.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1778 and 31 Dec 1783
Country: England
Time: daytime: afternoon
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 landlord of public house
Religion: Church of England
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: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2055  
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: 41
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Franis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 41,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:



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