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Record 8176

Reading Experience:

'In early life, I have said, my attention was turned to politics. My first impressions were for universality. "Cobbett's Register" and "Wooler's Black Dwarf" were the first works I purchased and studied on political economy. It was my custom every Saturday evening, after my work was over, to go to the Market Place, and from a stall there, to purchase the breathings of those men of mind.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1816 and 31 Dec 1816
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Hull
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:Christopher Thomson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1799
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Apprentice ship builder
Religion: Methodist
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: Thomas Jonathan Wooler
Title: Black Dwarf
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8176  
Source - Print  
  Author: Christopher Thomson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Autobiography of an artisan
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1847
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 79-80
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Christopher Thomson, Autobiography of an artisan (London, 1847), p. 79-80,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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