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Record Number: 1161


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft: Charles Fenn: "I went into Mrs Bow's public house, the sign of the Wheat-sheaf, Holywell-street. I put my bankers book on the table, called for a glass of ale, I took up the newspaper; I staid in the house about five minutes, put down the newspaper and went out..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

25 May 1807

Country:

England

Time

morning: for about 5 mins

Place:

city: London
specific address: Wheat-sheaf, public house, Holywell-street
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:

Charles Fenn

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

apprentice to calico printers

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:

1161

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 1 July 1807, Trial of John Cooper, Joseph Dalton and Stephen Papps (t18070701-46),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 1 July 1807, Trial of John Cooper, Joseph Dalton and Stephen Papps (t18070701-46), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1161, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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