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Record Number: 1576


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Statement of juvenile offender: "I thought this 'Jack Sheppard' was a clever fellow for making his escape and robbing his master. If I could get out of gaol I think I should be as clever as him; but after all his exploits he got done at last. I have had the book out of a library at Dale Field. I paid 2d a book for three volumes. I also got 'Richard Turpin' in two volumes and paid the same."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1841

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

J.L.

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1827

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

factory errand boy turned juvenile offender

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Harrison Ainsworth

Title:

Jack Sheppard

Genre:

Fiction, History, crime

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (public library)
borrowed library


Source Information:

Record ID:

1576

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 421

Additional Information:

Appendix no.2: Juvenile Delinquency, Liverpool: Extract from the Sixth Report of the Inspectors of Prisons, Northern and Eastern District, 1841

Citation:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 421, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1576, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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