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Record Number: 1151


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statements in trial for forgery: Eleanor Castle: "The very day he was taken up, he read the paper at our house... Near two o'clock, in the middle of the day... it was that day's paper, and we never let it out; he sat down and read it" Prisoner: "I went to the public house to see the paper to see if such notes were advertised; the last time I went into the public house was the Saturday morning, the day I was taken up"

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 17 Jan 1798 and 31 Jan 1798

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: near 2 o'clock
daytime: near 2 o'clock

Place:

city: London
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:

Edward Lovell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

servant

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:

1151

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 February 1798, Trial of Edward Lovell (t17980214-3),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 February 1798, Trial of Edward Lovell (t17980214-3), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1151, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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