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Record Number: 24964


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Edward Smith: 'On the 17th of June I was at the Feathers public-house, in Oxford-street, between two and three o'clock—I had a box containing the property stated—I put it on a ledge in the window, above my head—the prisoner was there, with his brother and another—I was reading the newspaper, and then looked for my box—all the parties were gone, and my box too'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Jun 1839

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: 2pm - 3pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: Feathers Public House, Oxford Street
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:

Edward Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

traveller

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

borrowed (other)
public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

24964

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 17 Jun 1839, Trial of James Ward (t18390617-1907),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 17 Jun 1839, Trial of James Ward (t18390617-1907), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24964, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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