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Record Number: 1086


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Prisoner's defence in trial for highway robbery: "When I came home I went to a coffee-house in Long-acre and asked for the Daily Advertiser, there I saw the paragraph about a dead highwayman..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1752 and 30 Sep 1752

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Coffee-house in Long-acre

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:

Alexander Bourk

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:

a foreigner

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Daily Advertiser

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
newspaper of the coffee house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1086

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 26 October 1752, Trial of Alexander Bourk (t17521026-30),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 26 October 1752, Trial of Alexander Bourk (t17521026-30), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1086, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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