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Record Number: 1071


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for for theft/ receiving stolen goods: Robert Alexander: "[the prisoner] brought a saw to pawn... I lent him 2s upon it; the next morning I was reading the Public Advertiser, I saw this saw expressed particularly, and mentioned to have been stolen; I went to Mr Fieldings as the advertisement directed..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

23 Jan 1759

Country:

England

Time

morning

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:

Robert Alexander

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

pawnbroker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Public Advertiser

Genre:

Ephemera, Y

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1071

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 28 February 1759, Trial of William Wilson and Mary Harris (t17590228-13),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 28 February 1759, Trial of William Wilson and Mary Harris (t17590228-13), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1071, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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