Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 24956

Reading Experience:

Witness statement in trial for deception: Charles Baldwin: 'On Tuesday, the 6th of June, I read this advertisement in the newspaper, which I produce—("Situations:—So numerous are the applications from merchants 'and tradespeople for men of various ages to fill vacancies in their establishments, the Proprietors of this Office are induced, through means of this advertisement, to inform all those seeking employment, that situations, not only as abovementioned, but also in private families, for those possessing good characters, may be heard of daily by applying at the Agency Office, No. 65 1/2, Cannon-street, City.")—I had been some time out of employ—on Thursday, the 8th of June, I went to No. 65 1/2 Cannon street—I did not take the newspaper with me—I saw the Defendant there, and told him I bad seen an advertisement in the Morning Advertiser news paper, respecting situations, that I was to apply there about'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 6 Jun 1837
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Charles Baldwin
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Morning Advertiser
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24956  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, 27 April 2009), 14 Aug 1837, Trial of Henry William Dawson (t18370814-1911),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, 27 April 2009), 14 Aug 1837, Trial of Henry William Dawson (t18370814-1911),, accessed: 19 February 2020

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)