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Record Number: 8279


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When William Lovett arrived in London [from Newlyn, in the 1820s] he possessed a Cornish accent but no useful knowledge, and immediately set about remedying these twin defects with the aid of "Lindley Murray's Grammar".'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

William Lovett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1800

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Cabinet maker

Religion:

n/a

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:

Lindley Murray

Title:

Grammar

Genre:

Textbook / self-education, Language

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8279

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:

191

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography, (London, 1981), p. 191, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8279, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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