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Record Number: 1110


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: James Robertson: "I keep a public house in Stanhope-street, Clare market -the prisoner and another came in on the 12th of February, and called for a pot of hot -they went into the parlour, where the clock was -I had the paper-hangers at work there the night before, and asked them to go into the tap-room, but they objected -the man with him came out and read the newspaper to me at the bar -this raised my suspicion -I told my servant to keep watch..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 Feb 1834

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: Stanhope-street, Clare Market
other location: public house

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1814

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)
probably, but unknown

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

James Robertson, landlord of public house


Additional Comments:

accomplice to Thomas Lambert



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Ephemera, Y

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1110

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 20 February 1834, Trial of Thomas Lambert (t18340220-161),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 20 February 1834, Trial of Thomas Lambert (t18340220-161), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1110, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Description of reader includes approximate age, late teens to early twenties

   
   
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