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Record Number: 1117


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for assault: Charles Bradfield: "In the forenoon of Saturday, 4th of October, I went into the Bull public-house to have my breakfast -I was reading the newspaper and had a beef-steak, which I gave to Sherman, the servant, to be dressed -the prisoner came in, and asked me for the newspaper -I said he should have it in a minute or two -he said if it had not been for me, he should have been in service at that time... [fight ensues, prisoner stabs Bradfield with knife]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Oct 1834

Country:

England

Time

daytime: forenoon

Place:

city: London
other location: Bull public-house

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:

Charles Bradfield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Foreman to stable keeper

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

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

borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public-house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1117

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 16 October 1834, Trial of Thomas Mitchell (t18341016-121),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 16 October 1834, Trial of Thomas Mitchell (t18341016-121), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1117, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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