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Record Number: 410


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'mother would summon me to her side and open an enormous Bible. It was invariably at the Old Testament, and I had to read aloud the strange doings of the Patriarchs. No comments were made, religious or otherwise, my questions were fobbed off...and occasionally mother's pencil, with which she guided me to the words, would travel rapidly over several verses, and I heard a muttered "never mind about that".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1866 and 1871

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: 1 Canonbury Park North

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:

Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 Oct 1866

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Mother


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Bible (Old Testament), the

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

410

Source:

Print

Author:

M. V. Hughes

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A London Family 1870-1900A London Family 1870-1900

Place of Publication:

London, New York, Toronto

Date of Publication:

1946

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

M. V. Hughes, A London Family 1870-1900A London Family 1870-1900, (London, New York, Toronto, 1946), p. 41, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=410, accessed: 06 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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