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Record Number: 1109


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for robbery: James John Conolly: "I am a policeman, I apprehended the prisoner Wright on Monday afternoon, about four o'clock (the afternoon of the robbery) in Wentworth-street, Whitechapel, in a house of ill-fame where he lodged; he was reading the newspaper..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

15 Jul 1833

Country:

England

Time

daytime: 4pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: Wentworth-street, Whitechapel
location in dwelling: in his 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:

Robert Wright

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

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: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1109

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 5 September 1833, Trial of Robert Wright and John Reynolds (t18330905-6),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 5 September 1833, Trial of Robert Wright and John Reynolds (t18330905-6), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1109, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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