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Record Number: 1103


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Henry Butt: "On the 26th of August I took in two gravy spoons... Two days after...a handbill came in; I read it over, and thought it was some of this plate: I shewed it [to my employers]: the two spoons I delivered up at Bow-street."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

28 Aug 1789

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
other location: place of employment, pawnbroker's 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:

Henry Butt

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

probably servant to pawnbrokers

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:

Law, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Handbill

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1103

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 24 February 1790, Trial of John Brown (t17900224-11),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 24 February 1790, Trial of John Brown (t17900224-11), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1103, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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