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Record Number: 1083


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for burglary: James Gideon: "On the 29th of October, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, the prisoner Chord came and offered a small gold brooch set... I suspected him and sent for a constable who came; I showed him the brooch, which appeared to answer the description of one in a handbill which I had received before; I showed the constable the handbill in the prisoner's presence..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 Oct 1818

Country:

England

Time

morning: between 8am and 9am

Place:

city: London
specific address: Stafford Street, Marylebone
other location: in his 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:

James Gideon

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:

n/a

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Handbill

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1083

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 13 January 1819, Trial of George Chord and Joseph Blanchard(t18190113-62),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 13 January 1819, Trial of George Chord and Joseph Blanchard(t18190113-62), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1083, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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