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Record Number: 24976


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft: Eliza Warr: 'Q. What did the prisoner do there from one o'clock till after three? A. Waiting for his boots—I was in the room, sitting, reading the newspaper, all the time he was there—I saw the watch at five minutes after three exactly'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

24 Nov 1841

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: 1pm - 3pm

Place:

city: London, Hackney
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:

Eliza Warr

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

wife of shopkeeper (boot & shoe & tobacconist shop)

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:

24976

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 31 Jan 1842, Trial of Matthew Doncaster (t18420131-715),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 31 Jan 1842, Trial of Matthew Doncaster (t18420131-715), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24976, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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