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Record Number: 25390


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Prisoner's statement in trial for theft: Michael Benson: 'I called for a glass of ale, and paid for it; I was there a considerable time, reading the newspaper, and saw the parcel on the counter that Drury had placed there for me to take, and I had another glass of ale'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 Aug 1845

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Dover Castle public-house, Mount-row, Lambeth
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:

Michael Benson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

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:

25390

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 15 Sept 1845, Trial Frederick Drury, Michael Benson (t18450915-1933),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 15 Sept 1845, Trial Frederick Drury, Michael Benson (t18450915-1933), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25390, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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