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Record 24974

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
witness statement in trial for theft: John Kissick: 'On the 10th of November, the prisoner came into my shop, in Tottenham-court-road, and purchased half a sheet of paper, and wrapped up two old knives and forks, which he stated he was to leave there for the conductor of one of the omnibuses—I said it was a mistake —he said no, it was all right—he went to the public-house, and then came and asked us to let him look at the Dispatch newspaper—he stood with his back to the door, reading the paper—while we were at tea a coach came to the door, I went to speak to the coachman, the prisoner went out past me, I turned, and missed three volumes off the counter'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 10 Nov 1841
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Tottenham Court Road
other location: shop
   
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 Holmes
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1817
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: 'criminal'
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: Weekly Dispatch
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24974  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 29 Nov 1841, Trial of Edward Holmes (t18411129-93),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 29 Nov 1841, Trial of Edward Holmes (t18411129-93), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24974, accessed: 17 September 2019

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