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Record Number: 1167


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft: William Pocock: "On the night of the 8th of January I was at the King's Head... I took up the newspaper, and while I was reading the newspaper I saw him put the pint pot in his pocket, under his great coat..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

8 Jan 1813

Country:

England

Time

evening: night

Place:

city: London
specific address: King's Head
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:

William Pocock

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

n/a

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:

1167

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 13 January 1813, Trial of John Brooks (t18130113-21),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 13 January 1813, Trial of John Brooks (t18130113-21), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1167, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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