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Record Number: 25464


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Richard James: 'I put the key of the cupboard into my pocket, and went to the public-house—I looked at a newspaper to see what Consols were—he said they were very high, and he would not advise me to buy in, as they would be lower—I parted with him then, and returned to my own house'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

16 Aug 1849

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
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:

Richard James

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

cheese monger

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

borrowed (other)
public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

25464

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 29 Oct 1849, Trial of James Somers (t18491029-1849),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 29 Oct 1849, Trial of James Somers (t18491029-1849), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25464, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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