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Record 7943

Reading Experience:

'... at the end of my fourth year I drew a small weekly salary one half of which my father allowed me for my own use... I bought books, and read as much as possible, and reflected upon what I read while engaged in my daily avocations.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1824 and 31 Dec 1824
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Devon
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:Charles Manby Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1804
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Apprentice printer
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: [unknown]
Title: [various titles]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7943  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Manby Smith
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Working man's way into the world
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1857
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 14
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charles Manby Smith, Working man's way into the world (London, 1857), p. 14,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:



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