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Record 553

Reading Experience:

'Some of the boys' prizes fell into my keeping, handed to me in disgust. One of these, "The Safe Compass", afforded me many a joyful hour. It took the gloomiest views as to the fate of the disobedient. But if you left out everything that was in italics, and altered the endings of the plots, the stories were good.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1866 and 1871
Country: England
Time: n/a
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: The Safe Compass
Genre: Other religious, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Prize book presented to reader's brother
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 553  
Source - Print  
  Author: M. V. Hughes
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A London Family 1870-1900
  Place of Publication: London, New York, Toronto
  Date of Publication: 1946
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 52
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: M. V. Hughes, A London Family 1870-1900 (London, New York, Toronto, 1946), p. 52,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:



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