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Record 1071

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for for theft/ receiving stolen goods: Robert Alexander: "[the prisoner] brought a saw to pawn... I lent him 2s upon it; the next morning I was reading the Public Advertiser, I saw this saw expressed particularly, and mentioned to have been stolen; I went to Mr Fieldings as the advertisement directed..."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 23 Jan 1759
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
   
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:Robert Alexander
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: pawnbroker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Public Advertiser
Genre: Ephemera, Y
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1071  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 28 February 1759, Trial of William Wilson and Mary Harris (t17590228-13),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 28 February 1759, Trial of William Wilson and Mary Harris (t17590228-13), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1071, accessed: 07 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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