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Record Number: 1131


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for coining: John Bailey: "I am an engraver in Fleet-market. I saw the prisoner, as well as I can recollect, the first time was June last. I met him accidently at a public house in Fleet-market, where I used to go to read the newspaper..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1781 and 30 Jun 1781

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Fleet-market
other location: 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:

John Bailey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

n/a

Occupation:

engraver

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 public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1131

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 17 October 1781, Trial of John Graham (t17811017-60),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 17 October 1781, Trial of John Graham (t17811017-60), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1131, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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