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Record Number: 1897


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft and receiving stolen goods; witness reads a 'bogus' invoice to the court: Q: "Is the invoice in a business-like form?" A: "Certainly not; it ought to have the name to it. It only says (reads) '50 pieces, 534 yards, 2 pieces of handkerchiefs, 24 yards.'"

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Dec 1817

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

George Deboos

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

silk dyer

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:

n/a

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Manuscript: invoice

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1897

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 3 December 1817, Trial of James Brown and William Sherwin (t18171203-146),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 3 December 1817, Trial of James Brown and William Sherwin (t18171203-146), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1897, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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