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Record Number: 1088


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for receiving stolen goods: Robert Daniel Liddell: "I am in Mr Marshall's employ. On the 10th of March he left me to bring these boxes home and when I got opposite St Sepulchre's church I was looking at a playbill, a man in a white great coat came up, tapped me on the shoulder and said I was wanted..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

10 Mar 1828

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: opposite St Sepulchre's church

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 Daniel Liddell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

servant to dealer in braids and laces

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:

Drama, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Handbill, playbill

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

1088

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 April 1828, Trial of John Peters (t18280410-54),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 April 1828, Trial of John Peters (t18280410-54), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1088, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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