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Record Number: 1153


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for highway robbery: Q: "How came Mrs Carey to read the almanack?" Norris: "She was reading it, looking over it to see what day of the month it was" "...I heard a person reading a newspaper...I mean an almanack, not a newspaper" Q: "What sort of almanack was it?" A: "Almost like a newspaper, it was stuck up against the wall"

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 Dec 1800

Country:

England

Time

daytime: 12pm for about 5 mins

Place:

city: London
Wheat-sheaf public house
other location: public house,

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Carey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

landlady of the public house

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Eleanor Norris, keeper of a lodging house near Watford


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Broadsheet, Poster, Almanack

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
on the wall in the public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1153

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 January 1801, Trial of Joseph Roberts (t18010114-23),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 January 1801, Trial of Joseph Roberts (t18010114-23), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1153, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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