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Record 4587

Reading Experience:

'A Scottish flax dresser gained his "first or incipient idea of localities and distances" when he was assigned to read aloud at work from Anson, Cook, Bruce and Mungo Park'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:"Jacques", a flax dresser
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1803
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: flax dresser
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
other workers
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Cook
Title: [Accounts of three voyages round the world]
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4587  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 349
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 349,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

See "Jacques", "Glimpses of a Checquered Life" in The Saturday Evening Commonwealth (Glasgow, 1 Nov 1856)



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