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Record Number: 1961


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statements and prisoner's defence in trial for theft: Francis Barnwell: "...the prisoner was then sitting down, reading the newspaper..." Harriet Lindsey: "the prisoner was sitting, reading the newspaper..." Tanner: "I had not left my master three hours before -I went there to look at the paper"

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

31 Dec 1827

Country:

England

Time

evening: between 8pm and 9:30pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: Porcupine, Castle-street, Leicester Square
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 Tanner

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1801

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

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:

1961

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 January 1828, Trial of William Tanner (t18280110-92),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 January 1828, Trial of William Tanner (t18280110-92), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1961, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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