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Record 24964

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for theft: Edward Smith: 'On the 17th of June I was at the Feathers public-house, in Oxford-street, between two and three o'clock—I had a box containing the property stated—I put it on a ledge in the window, above my head—the prisoner was there, with his brother and another—I was reading the newspaper, and then looked for my box—all the parties were gone, and my box too'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 17 Jun 1839
Country: England
Time: afternoon: 2pm - 3pm
Place: city: London
specific address: Feathers Public House, Oxford Street
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:Edward Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: traveller
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [newspaper]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
public house

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24964  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 17 Jun 1839, Trial of James Ward (t18390617-1907),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 17 Jun 1839, Trial of James Ward (t18390617-1907), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24964, accessed: 21 September 2019

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