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Record Number: 24982


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft: Henry Reeves: 'he was reading the newspaper—it might have been for half an hour—that was perhaps about eight o'clock—he had a pint of porter to drink about eight—I saw him drink out of a quart pot, a person sitting in the next box handed it over'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

14 May 1843

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
specific address: John o'Groat Public House, Grey street, Blackfriars road
other location: public house

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:

William Hatton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1821

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:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

24982

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 12 Jun 1843, Trial of George Hatton, William Hill, Robert Williams, James Thompson (t18430612-2054),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 12 Jun 1843, Trial of George Hatton, William Hill, Robert Williams, James Thompson (t18430612-2054), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24982, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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