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Record Number: 1150


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for embezzlement: Anthony Parkin: "he went on Saturday morning to a public house, the sign of the Goat, in Cheyne-street, near Gower-street, where he saw the landlord and landlady of the house; he asked for the newspaper; to see if they were advertised, but he did not find any advertisement..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

12 Nov 1797

Country:

England

Time

morning: Saturday morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: The Goat, Cheyne-street, near Gower-street
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 Norton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1754

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

postman

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:

1150

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 January 1798, Trial of John Norton (t17980110-14),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 January 1798, Trial of John Norton (t17980110-14), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1150, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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