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Record Number: 24955


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for deception: William Spicer: 'On the 28th of December I had been at home the whole day, and for a fortnight before, as I was very ill—about twenty minutes before twelve o'clock that night, as I was reading the newspaper in the bar parlour, I heard a strange noise in my house, and Mrs. Ivory rushed in'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

28 Dec 1836

Country:

England

Time

evening
night

Place:

city: London
specific address: Two Brewers, Little St Andrew's Street, Seven Dials
location in dwelling
other location: bar parlour

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 Spicer

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Publican

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:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24955

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 3 Apr 1837, Trial of William Legassick (t18370403-1130),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 3 Apr 1837, Trial of William Legassick (t18370403-1130), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24955, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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