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Record Number: 1164


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft: Samuel Leigh: "I lodge at the Elephant and Castle, Holborn. On the 12th of October I was sitting in the tap-room breakfasting...after I had finished my breakfast I removed two or three yards to look at a newspaper..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 Oct 1809

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Elephant and Castle, Holborn
location in dwelling: lodgings
other location: tap room 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:

Samuel Leigh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

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:

1164

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 1 November 1809, Trial of James Stephenton (t18091101-77),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 1 November 1809, Trial of James Stephenton (t18091101-77), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1164, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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