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Record Number: 24974


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft: John Kissick: 'On the 10th of November, the prisoner came into my shop, in Tottenham-court-road, and purchased half a sheet of paper, and wrapped up two old knives and forks, which he stated he was to leave there for the conductor of one of the omnibuses—I said it was a mistake —he said no, it was all right—he went to the public-house, and then came and asked us to let him look at the Dispatch newspaper—he stood with his back to the door, reading the paper—while we were at tea a coach came to the door, I went to speak to the coachman, the prisoner went out past me, I turned, and missed three volumes off the counter'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

10 Nov 1841

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Tottenham Court Road
other location: shop

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 Holmes

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1817

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

'criminal'

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:

Weekly Dispatch

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24974

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 29 Nov 1841, Trial of Edward Holmes (t18411129-93),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 29 Nov 1841, Trial of Edward Holmes (t18411129-93), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24974, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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