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Record Number: 24949


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Thomas James Francis: 'On the morning of the 17th of April, 1834, I saw three man in conversation several times, as I passed, getting my work in from the binders, nearly facing Boston-street—when I returned the second time the three men divided—the one who was convicted was leaning over the pales—he had a parcel in his hand—the other two were in a public-house, next door to Bell's—I saw one of them looking through the window, and the other reading a newspaper—that was the prisoner—I passed him about four times, as I was going to different binders with my work—I first saw him about half-past nine o'clock—I was backwards and forwards, passing and re-passing, for about an hour and a quarter, he was looking through the glass, the last time I saw him he was standing with his back to the table'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Apr 1834

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
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 Goodwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1804

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24949

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 6 Apr 1835, Trial of William Goodwin (t18350406-934),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 6 Apr 1835, Trial of William Goodwin (t18350406-934), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24949, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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