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Record 2070

Reading Experience:

My desire for information was however too strong to be turned aside and often have I been sent away from a book stall when the owner became offended at my standing reading which I used to do until I was turned away, as often as I found a surgical book, I used to borrow books from a man who kept a small shop in Maiden Lane Covent Garden leaving a small sum as a deposit and paying a trifle for reading them, having only one at a time.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1783 and 31 Dec 1789
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
other location: at book stalls
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: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: apprentice to leather breeches maker
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: various
Genre: Science, Medicine
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 2070  
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: 47
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Franis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 47,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:



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