Petr Fabrichnyi, a prisoner-librarian in Aleksandrovskii tsentral, noted a seasonal variation in reading habits: in the wintertime, when the Siberian freeze kept outdoor work to a minimum, there was time for serious study, and "scientific" titles accounted for twenty-seven percent of circulations; in the spring and summer, not only did overall circulation decline, but the proportion of "scientific" titles decreased to about twenty-one percent.
(39) Petr Fabrichnyi, "Gramota i kniga na katorge," Katorga i ssylka, no.
Ianzhul, Moskovskii fabrichnyi okrug: Otchet za 1885 g.
A.] peskov, Vladimirskii fabrichnyi okrug: Otchet za 1885 (St.
Miropol'skii, Voronezhskii fabrichnyi okrug: Otchet za 1885 g.
Davydov, S.-Peterburgskii fabrichnyi okrug: Otchet za 1885 g.