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Record Number: 1138


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Defence of prisoner in his trial for theft James Lewis: "...we went to the Gun, and he asked me to go in; the gentlewoman said come into the parlour, we staid there, and drank the liquor out, then we went into the kitchen, I was reading the newspaper, I went out to the door..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

15 Aug 1785

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Gun alehouse, Islington
other location: public house, kitchen

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:

James Lewis

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

probably sailor (came from Yarmouth to collect prize money)

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)
probably newspaper of the public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1138

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 September 1785, Trial of James Lewis (t17850914-23),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 September 1785, Trial of James Lewis (t17850914-23), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1138, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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