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Record Number: 1132


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for stealing: John Jackson: "I came up by coach, I got down at the White Horse Cellar in Piccadilly, I was very much benumbed with cold. I drank several glasses of rum on the road to keep out the cold, then I went and had a pint of beer, and read the newspaper, then I had another."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

3 Dec 1782

Country:

England

Time

evening: before 10pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: Piccadilly, White Horse Cellar
other location: public house

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:

John Jackson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1132

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006),4 December 1782, Trial of Margaret Hall and Elizabeth Coleman (t17821204-68),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006),4 December 1782, Trial of Margaret Hall and Elizabeth Coleman (t17821204-68), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1132, accessed: 20 June 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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