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Record Number: 1144


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for forgery: Joseph Lecree: "...a card was left for me to go to Ibberson's Coffee-house, where I was directed to my Lord, the first time I went at twelve, my Lord was not come in, but calling again about half after twelve, he was there, reading the newspaper, he hired me as a servant..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

16 Mar 1791

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Ibberson's coffee house
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:

Henry Griffin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1767

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry
pretence to this class

Occupation:

trickster

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:

alias George Hubbard and Lord Massey



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 coffee shop


Source Information:

Record ID:

1144

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 15 December 1792, Trial of Henry Griffin (t17921215-121),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 15 December 1792, Trial of Henry Griffin (t17921215-121), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1144, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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