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Record 24954

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for murder: Henry Wignall: 'the 1st of January was Sunday—on the 1st of January I was in my own room, up stairs, reading the newspaper—he was in Mrs. Gale's apartment—I was reading the newspaper that morning to my wife, and a friend of mine, and my sister—I read of the trunk of a body being found in the Edgeware-road. Q. Did you read loud enough for the prisoners to hear you? A. They must have heard me read it—they had the door of their room ajar, and must have heard me—they staid there all day, and slept there all night—they did not say a word about this trunk that was found.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1 Jan 1837
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
specific address: 56 Portland Street Walworth
location in dwelling: in his room
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Henry Wignall
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, workmates)
wife, sister and friend; accused may have been listening from room next door: James Greenacre and Sarah Gale
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [newspaper]
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24954  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 3 Apr 1837, Trial of James Greenacre and Sarah Gale (t18370403-917),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 3 Apr 1837, Trial of James Greenacre and Sarah Gale (t18370403-917), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24954, accessed: 17 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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