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Record Number: 25393


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: George Martin: 'Q. You saw Martin leave the box and go to get the newspapers? A. Yes, she went to the opposite box—she did not go directly back—she stood for five minutes reading the newspaper, where the men were, and then went back to her own box—when she got of to go away, there was a general scuffle amongst all those men'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

6 Feb 1846

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Caledonian coffee-shop in Westminster-bridge-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:

Ellen Martin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

convicted pick-pocket

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:

25393

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 30 Mar 1846, Trial of Elizabeth Leach, Ellen Martin (t18460330-978),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 30 Mar 1846, Trial of Elizabeth Leach, Ellen Martin (t18460330-978), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25393, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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