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Record Number: 1124


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Thomas Crocket: "I keep Pan's Coffee-house in Castle-street; on the 9th of November last, the prisoner came into my house, between six and seven in the evening, and called for a glass of brandy and water; I served him with it; he staid about a quarter of an hour reading a newspaper; after he had read the paper he asked for a bason of soup;..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

9 Nov 1773

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Castle street
other location: coffee 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:

George Watson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

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

borrowed (other)
newspaper of the coffee house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1124

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 8 December 1773, Trial of George Watson (t17731208-17),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 8 December 1773, Trial of George Watson (t17731208-17), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1124, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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