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Record Number: 1169


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for deception/forgery: John Dougan: "I was going to the West Indies, in pursuance of that my business. I had occasion for an interpreter; I advertised for that purpose, and the prisoner applied in consequence of that advertisement. He represented himself as having been in business at Liverpool... A newspaper happened to be present, and he immediately, without hesitation, translated a passage, first into German, then French, then English, and proved to me that he was well skilled in languages."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1803 and 31 Dec 1803

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Anthony McKenrott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

trickster

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:

1169

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 January 1816, Trial of Anthony McKenrott (t18160110-45),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 January 1816, Trial of Anthony McKenrott (t18160110-45), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1169, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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