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Record Number: 24981


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft: James Dignum: 'I had heard something about the state of Lord Fitzgerald's health at that time—I had read in the "Times" newspaper of his lordship's state of health—I cannot say whether it was the day I read that account that Howse first called on me—I think he called on me before his lordship's death.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 12 Jun 1843

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Horsemonger Lane Gaol
other location: prison

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:

James Dignum

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

attorney, confined in Horsemonger Gaol for debt

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:

The Times

Genre:

Biography, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24981

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 12 Jun 1843, Trial of George Howse, William Cornelius Fuller (t18430612-1767),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 12 Jun 1843, Trial of George Howse, William Cornelius Fuller (t18430612-1767), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24981, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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