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Record Number: 25420


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Henry Childs: 'Turner sat down, and fell asleep—Grimes sat near him, and seemed asleep too—Collins was on the other side of the shop, reading a newspaper—I was obliged to go up stairs for hot water'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1 Dec 1847

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: White Lion Passage
other location: hair-dresser shop

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:

Thomas Collins

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1828

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

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25420

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 13 Dec 1847, Trial of Thomas Collins, Joseph Grimes (t18471213-355),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 13 Dec 1847, Trial of Thomas Collins, Joseph Grimes (t18471213-355), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25420, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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