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Record Number: 1157


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for burglary: Robinson: "I was reading the newspaper..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Jan 1804

Country:

England

Time

evening: before 8?
daytime: before 8?

Place:

city: London
other location: in the accompting-house at the brewery

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:

James Robinson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

collecting clerk at brewery

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:

1157

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 4 July 1804, Trial of Lawrence Barrow (t18040704-56),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 4 July 1804, Trial of Lawrence Barrow (t18040704-56), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1157, accessed: 08 August 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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