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Record 8177

Reading Experience:

'The "Penny Magazine" was published - I borrowed the first volume, and determined to make an effort to possess myself with the second; accordingly, with January 1833, I determined to discontinue the use of sugar in my tea, hoping that my family would not then feel the sacrifice necessary to buy the book. Since that period, I have expended large sums in books, some of them very costly ones, but I never had one so truly valuable, as was the second volume of the "Penny Magazine"; and I look as anxiously for the issue of the monthly part, as I did for the means of getting a living. I continued to be a subscriber to this periodical up to the publication of the last number...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 31 Mar 1832 and 31 Oct 1845
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edwinstowe
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: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice painter - artisan
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: Charles Knight
Title: Penny Magazine
Genre: History, Education, Textbook / self-education, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical
Publication details: Thomson seemed to sometimes get hold of volumes and sometimes the weekly numbers
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8177  
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: 319
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Christopher Thomson, Autobiography of an artisan (London, 1847), p. 319,, accessed: 20 May 2024

Additional comments:



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