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Record Number: 25457


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: George Gordon Chitlock: 'both these bags were in the booking-office—the prisoner came to take his ticket some time after the prosecutor had left his bag—the prisoner put his bag on a form—he borrowed a newspaper; he read it till the bell rang—he then seized a bag and went off, leaving his own bag behind.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

6 Aug 1849

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bishops Stortford
county: Hertfordshire
specific address: Train Station

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:

Samuel Game

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

former employee of Easter Companies Railway Company

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)


Source Information:

Record ID:

25457

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 20 Aug 1849, Trial of Samuel Games (t18490820-1498),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 20 Aug 1849, Trial of Samuel Games (t18490820-1498), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25457, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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