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Record 25390

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Prisoner's statement in trial for theft: Michael Benson: 'I called for a glass of ale, and paid for it; I was there a considerable time, reading the newspaper, and saw the parcel on the counter that Drury had placed there for me to take, and I had another glass of ale'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 29 Aug 1845
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Dover Castle public-house, Mount-row, Lambeth
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:Michael Benson
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)
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: 25390  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 15 Sept 1845, Trial Frederick Drury, Michael Benson (t18450915-1933),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 15 Sept 1845, Trial Frederick Drury, Michael Benson (t18450915-1933), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25390, accessed: 20 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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