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Record 410

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'mother would summon me to her side and open an enormous Bible. It was invariably at the Old Testament, and I had to read aloud the strange doings of the Patriarchs. No comments were made, religious or otherwise, my questions were fobbed off...and occasionally mother's pencil, with which she guided me to the words, would travel rapidly over several verses, and I heard a muttered "never mind about that".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1866 and 1871
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: 1 Canonbury Park North
   
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:Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 2 Oct 1866
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Mother
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Bible (Old Testament), the
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 410  
Source - Print  
  Author: M. V. Hughes
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A London Family 1870-1900A London Family 1870-1900
  Place of Publication: London, New York, Toronto
  Date of Publication: 1946
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 41
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: M. V. Hughes, A London Family 1870-1900A London Family 1870-1900 (London, New York, Toronto, 1946), p. 41, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=410, accessed: 01 October 2022

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