Herbert J. Harris in New Orphan Houses, Bristol - between late December, 1906 and late December, 1917

from Letter from H.J. Harris to Prof. John Burnett, 20 March 1979, page 8:

Dear Sir [Prof. John Burnett],

If you would like me to fill in a few more details to my story I am willing to do so. I agree that you may consider my story too depressing as to be unbelievable, but I assure you that it is absolutely true in every detail [.]

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cite as

H.J. Harris, Letter from H.J. Harris to Prof. John Burnett, 20 March 1979. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:363, p. 8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535127490694 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: New Orphan Houses, Bristol

Listeners

Herbert J. Harris
manual unskilled labourer
1903-

Listening to

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Christmas carols performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time between late December, 1906 and late December, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

H.J. Harris was prompted to correspond 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 referred to as Muller’s Orphanage, aged 3 – 14. Two thousand boys and girls lived in five houses where an in-house school focused on Bible-based education.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:18:11 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:14:43 +0100