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Record 2065

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It was the custom of my master to invite some of the oldest of the boys to visit him for an hour or two on half holidays, these were Thursdays and Saturdays. On these occasions he always took the boys into his study a small room on the second floor, he used to show the boys his books and encourage them to read and ask questions, his collection of books was small and they were mostly old books in bad condition. I remember his shewing me a book on Anatomy, which stron[g]ly excited me, and made me desirous of information on the subject, which he, as far as he understood it was willing to impart, I conclude however that he knew very little about it.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1784 and 31 Dec 1784
Country: England
Time: daytime: afternoon
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: study, home of school master
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:

Reading Group:Older boys from the school of Francis Place
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
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: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 2065  
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: 46-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Franis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 46-7,, accessed: 01 February 2023

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