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Record Number: 1171


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for burglary: Ralph Hope: "[Spencer] was apprehended and committed for examination. In about a fortnight after, I saw an advertisement in the Morning Advertiser. [Witness here produces that newspaper and reads it to the court]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Sep 1816

Country:

England

Time

daytime: while court in session

Place:

city: London
specific address: Old Bailey Courthouse
other location: court

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Ralph Hope

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

policeman

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

the court


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Morning Advertiser

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1171

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 18 September 1816, Trial of James Thomas Spencer (t18160918-14),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 18 September 1816, Trial of James Thomas Spencer (t18160918-14), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1171, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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