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Record Number: 24954


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for murder: Henry Wignall: 'the 1st of January was Sunday—on the 1st of January I was in my own room, up stairs, reading the newspaper—he was in Mrs. Gale's apartment—I was reading the newspaper that morning to my wife, and a friend of mine, and my sister—I read of the trunk of a body being found in the Edgeware-road. Q. Did you read loud enough for the prisoners to hear you? A. They must have heard me read it—they had the door of their room ajar, and must have heard me—they staid there all day, and slept there all night—they did not say a word about this trunk that was found.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1 Jan 1837

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: 56 Portland Street Walworth
location in dwelling: in his room

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Henry Wignall

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

wife, sister and friend; accused may have been listening from room next door: James Greenacre and Sarah Gale


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24954

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 3 Apr 1837, Trial of James Greenacre and Sarah Gale (t18370403-917),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 3 Apr 1837, Trial of James Greenacre and Sarah Gale (t18370403-917), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24954, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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