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Record 8179

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[description of work while employed as an apprentice at the warehouse of Mr Tait, proprietor of 'Tait's Edinburgh Magazine'] 'This accomplished, my next duties were to sweep the floor and dust the counter and desks in the front shop, in the course of which an occasional brief pause on my work was made that I might take a peep at the contents of some book, the title of which took my fancy.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1837
Country: Scotland
Time: daytime
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: 78 Princess Street
other location: at work, Mr Tait's warehouse
   
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:James Glass Bertram
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1824
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice in warehouse
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8179  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Glass Bertram
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Some memories of books, authors and events
  Place of Publication: Westminster
  Date of Publication: 1893
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events (Westminster, 1893), p. 3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8179, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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