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Record Number: 1160


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for forgery: Robert Eddington: "we occasionally read the newspaper, I suppose we sat for half an hour..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1804 and 31 Jul 1804

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: between 12pm and 1pm
daytime: between 12pm and 1pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: Circus Tavern, St George's Fields
other location: public house, coffee room

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:

Robert Eddington

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

purchaser of coal for his Majesty's barracks

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:

1160

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 16 April 1806, Trial of George Richard Walker, Christopher Dodds, Thomas Rochester and Richard Walker (t18060416-45),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 16 April 1806, Trial of George Richard Walker, Christopher Dodds, Thomas Rochester and Richard Walker (t18060416-45), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1160, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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