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Record Number: 24099


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In my younger years I had read in the "Lives of the Convicts" so much about Tyburn that I had a sort of horrid eagerness to be there'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 4 May 1763

Country:

Scotland

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:

James Boswell

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Oct 1740

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

lawyer, diarist, and biographer of Samuel Johnson, and heir to the Auchinleck estate in Ayrshire

Religion:

Catholic

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

Lives of the convicts

Genre:

Biography, Law

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24099

Source:

Print

Author:

James Boswell

Editor:

Frederick A. Pottle

Title:

Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1982

Vol:

n/a

Page:

271

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, Frederick A. Pottle (ed.), Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763, (London, 1982), p. 271, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=24099, accessed: 04 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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