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Record 20755

Reading Experience:

'But all this while, altho' now about Thirteen Years Old, I could not read; then thinking of the vast usefulness of reading, I bought me a Primer, and got now one, then another, to teach me to Spell, and so learn'd to Read imperfectly, my Teachers themselves not being ready Readers: But in a little time, having learn'd to Read competently well, I was desirous to learn to Write, but was at a great loss for a Master, none of my fellow Shepherds being able to teach me'.
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1647
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bibury
county: Gloucestershire
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:Thomas Tryon
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Sep 1634
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shepherd, later merchant
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:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [reading primer]
Genre: Textbook / self-education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 20755  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Tryon
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Some Memoirs of the Life of Tho. Tryon, Late of London, Merchant
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1705
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 13-14
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Tryon, Some Memoirs of the Life of Tho. Tryon, Late of London, Merchant (London, 1705), p. 13-14,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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