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Record 7372

Reading Experience:

'I cannot remember learning the Alphabet but when I was four years of age or there about my Godmother presented me with a new book it was the reading made easy it had/many pictures in it which I remember I was much delighted with 'this takeing [sic] my atention [sic] there was nothing Suited so well as my book and I was sone [sic] able to read it without Spelling.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1787 and 31 Dec 1787
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Quainton
county: Buckinghamshire
location in dwelling: at home?
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:Joseph Mayett
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Mar 1783
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: n/a
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: anon
Title: Reading made easy in a variety of useful lessons
Genre: Education, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7372  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Mayett
  Editor: Ann Kussmaul
  Title: The autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton
  Place of Publication: Buckinghamshire
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 1-2
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Mayett, Ann Kussmaul (ed.), The autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton (Buckinghamshire, 1986), p. 1-2,, accessed: 06 June 2023

Additional comments:



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