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Record Number: 12111


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dear Ross, Many thanks for your statistical Magazine, which contains some tables concerning juvenile delinquency that I was particularly anxious to see in a well-digested form. Reciprocating all your kind wishes most cordially, I rest Most sincerely yours, Charles Dickens.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1837 and 31 Oct 1837

Country:

England

Time

evening: Monday

Place:

city: London
specific address: 48 Doughty Street

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 Dickens

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Feb 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journalist and writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Ross

Title:

The Statistical Journal and Record of Useful Knowledge

Genre:

Mathematics, Statistical tables

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

The tables first appeared in the first no. of The Statistical Journal and Record of Useful Knowledge owned by Charles Ross. It was published monthly O

Provenance

unknown
Perhaps a gift to Dickens from Ross?


Source Information:

Record ID:

12111

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Dickens

Editor:

Madeline House

Title:

The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

1

Page:

315

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Graham Storey. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation:

Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839, (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 315, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12111, accessed: 06 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Note 4 explains that the tables first appeared in the first no. of The Statistical Journal and Record of Useful Knowledge owned by Charles Ross. It was published monthly Oct 1837 to Feb 1838.

   
   
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