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Record Number: 1105


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Rebecca Johnson: "I began to wash a few things after dinner, and soon after she came -we dine at one o'clock; we have a newspaper, which comes at one, and goes at three -my husband goes to work about five minutes past two; the newspaper had been about three-quarters of an hour when she came ...Mr Whitewood let her in; he was reading the newspaper when she knocked." Anthony Whitehead: "I am a sail-maker and lodge at Johnson's... [I] let the prisoner is from half-past two to three o'clock -I was reading the paper when she knocked..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

20 Mar 1832

Country:

England

Time

daytime: between 2pm and 3pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: Samuel-place, Rose-lane, Ratcliffe
location in dwelling: in lodgings

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:

Anthony Whitewood

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

sail-maker

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, Y

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group
circulates among a reading group in the neighbourhood?


Source Information:

Record ID:

1105

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 5 April 1832, Trial of Abigail Moss (t18320405-61),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 5 April 1832, Trial of Abigail Moss (t18320405-61), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1105, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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