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Record 8239

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Samuel Bamford, warehouseman to a cloth printer in Manchester at the beginning of the [nineteenth] century, was able to make use of seasonal fluctuations in business to greatly increase the range of his reading: '"As spring and autumn were our only really busy seasons, I had occasionally, during other parts of the year, considerable leisure, which, if I could procure a book that I considered at all worth the reading, was spent with such book at my desk, in the little recess of the packing room."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
other location: packing room of cloth-printer's
   
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:Samuel Bamford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Warehouseman
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: n/a
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8239  
Source - Print  
  Author: David Vincent
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1981
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 123
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiography (London, 1981), p. 123, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8239, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from Samuel Bamford, Early Days (London, 1849) p.280.

 

 

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