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Record Number: 1154


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: William Olley: "On Thursday the 7th of May, about ten in the morning, I was sitting at the top of the shop reading a newspaper, opposite the east door..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

7 May 1801

Country:

England

Time

morning: 10am

Place:

city: London
specific address: King-street, Covent Garden
other location: his shop

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:

William Olley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

linen draper

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

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1154

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 20 May 1801, Trial of Robert Miller (t18010520-68),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 20 May 1801, Trial of Robert Miller (t18010520-68), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1154, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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