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Record Number: 1114


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for highway robbery: James John Streath: "On the 18th of October last this man watched me in the Strand. He was looking at a playbill... This was about nine o'clock. I saw this man and another looking at a playbill at a small butter shop, the other side of Bedford-street..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Oct 1816

Country:

England

Time

evening: 9 o'clock

Place:

city: London
specific address: Bedford Street
other location: in street

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:

Frederick Constable

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1793

Socio-Economic Group:

n/a

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:

Drama, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Handbill, Poster, Playbill

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

1114

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 30 October 1816, Trial of Frederick Constable (t18161030-25),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 30 October 1816, Trial of Frederick Constable (t18161030-25), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1114, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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