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Record Number: 24973


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft: Samuel Birchfield: 'About eleven o'clock, on the 26th of February, I left my horse and chaise at the gate of St. Katharine's Dock—I left my blue cape in my chaise, and when I returned it was gone—I saw an account in the newspaper, by which I found it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 26 Feb 1841 and 5 Apr 1841

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Samuel Birchfield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

rope maker

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:

Law

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24973

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 5 Apr 1841, Trial of Henry Hicks (t18410405-1059),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 5 Apr 1841, Trial of Henry Hicks (t18410405-1059), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24973, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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