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Record Number: 1133


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for burglary: Joseph Jackson: "I come on account of recollecting a circumstance in an advertisement, that I saw in the newspaper, concerning the robbery committed on the 25th of May...What brought me was to see whether it is either of the prisoners at the bar, on account of an advertisement that I read in a newspaper..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 25 May 1783 and 4 Jun 1783

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):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Joseph Jackson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

letter case maker

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

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1133

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 4 June 1783, Trial of James Grant and William Smith (t17830604-30),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 4 June 1783, Trial of James Grant and William Smith (t17830604-30), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1133, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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