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Record 25393

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for theft: George Martin: 'Q. You saw Martin leave the box and go to get the newspapers? A. Yes, she went to the opposite box—she did not go directly back—she stood for five minutes reading the newspaper, where the men were, and then went back to her own box—when she got of to go away, there was a general scuffle amongst all those men'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 6 Feb 1846
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Caledonian coffee-shop in Westminster-bridge-road
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:Ellen Martin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: convicted pick-pocket
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: 25393  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 30 Mar 1846, Trial of Elizabeth Leach, Ellen Martin (t18460330-978),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 30 Mar 1846, Trial of Elizabeth Leach, Ellen Martin (t18460330-978), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25393, accessed: 21 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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