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Record Number: 1121


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Everill knew John White had been charged with stealing a trunk as it was read to him from a newspaper by a landlady named Fox 2 or 3 weeks before the trial

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 24 Dec 1761 and 1 Jan 1762

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

Edward Everill

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

glover and felmonger

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

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

1121

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 January 1762, Trial of John White (t17620114-24),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 January 1762, Trial of John White (t17620114-24), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1121, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Newspaper read to him by his landlady -Fox?

   
   
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