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Record 2132

Reading Experience:

I now read Blackstone, Hale's Common Law, several other Law Books, and much biography. This course of reading was continued for several years until the death of my landlady.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Mar 1791 and 31 Dec 1793
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: back of St Clement's, nr Temple Bar
location in dwelling: at lodgings
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1771
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: 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:

Author: William Blackstone
Title: Commentaries on the Laws of England
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
landlady brought home books from law chambers where she was employed


Source Information:

Record ID: 2132  
Source - Print  
  Author: Francis Place
  Editor: Mary Thale
  Title: The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854)
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 109
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 109,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:



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