Herbert J. Harris in The New Orphan Houses, Bristol - between 1906, 09:30 PM and 1917, 09:30 PM

from Letter from H.J. Harris to David Mayall, 30 January 1984, page 6:

Dear David Mayall

Thanks for your letter of January 23. Willingly, I will explain how life in a Victorian Orphanage could be paralleled to what I experienced in a lunatic asylum. (Notice I said lunatic Asylum, NOT mental hospital!) 

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cite as

H.J. Harris, Letter from H.J. Harris to David Mayall, 30 January 1984. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:363, p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535126901609 accessed: 29 November, 2022

location of experience: The New Orphan Houses, Bristol

Listeners

Herbert J. Harris
manual unskilled labourer
1903-

Listening to

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unspecified hymns performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1906, 09:30 PM and 1917, 09:30 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

H.J. Harris was prompted to corresponded with Prof. John Burnett so that details of his life could be included in the three-volume annotated bibliography, "The Autobiography of the Working Class" (eds. John Burnett, David Vincent and David Mayall). Harris lived at The New Orphan Houses, Bristol, also known as Muller’s Orphanage, aged 3 – 14, followed by a period in an asylum and homelessness, and later, a more settled life.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:08:22 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:08:10 +0100