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Record Number: 24989


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for deception: William Godfrey: 'I was reading the newspaper on the Friday morning that I went with the note, and I saw the date on the top it, so I know [it] was the 18th—I go with a great many notes, and often read the newspaper'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Apr 1845

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London

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 Godfrey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

jobbing porter

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:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24989

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 12 May 1845, Trial of John Ell, Henry Corduroy, John Dodge (t18450512-1163),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 12 May 1845, Trial of John Ell, Henry Corduroy, John Dodge (t18450512-1163), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24989, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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