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Record Number: 24969


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for murder: Charlotte Peolaine: 'Q. Had the parcel been left with you before you heard of the murder, or not? A. Oh yes—I took the parcel out of the closet yesterday morning, for the first time—I was induced to take it out, on account of what my cousin brought up stairs in a French newspaper—he read it to me, and showed it to me—in consequence of that I had some conversation with my cousin, and sent for Mr. Gardie, who lives in King-street'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 15 Jun 1840

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Hotel Dieppe, Leicester Place, Leicester Square
location in dwelling

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

Charlotte Peolaine

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

wife of hotel landlord

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

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:

Law

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

24969

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 15 Jun 1840, Trial of Francois Benjamin Courvoisier (t18400615-1629),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 15 Jun 1840, Trial of Francois Benjamin Courvoisier (t18400615-1629), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24969, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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