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Record Number: 24983


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft: William John Boden: 'Q. Where were you? A. In the parlour—the door was open—no one could have come in without my seeing them—I did not see Cotterill come in—I was reading a newspaper—it might be twenty minutes or half an hour before I missed the parcel—I had been up stairs in the meantime—my father came down before I went up.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1 Sep 1843

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: Waterloo Road, Southwark
location in dwelling

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 John Boden

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of coach ironmonger

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:

24983

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 18 Sept 1843, Trial of John Cotterill, Benjamin Boorn (t18430918-2804),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 18 Sept 1843, Trial of John Cotterill, Benjamin Boorn (t18430918-2804), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24983, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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