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Record 1103

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for theft: Henry Butt: "On the 26th of August I took in two gravy spoons... Two days after...a handbill came in; I read it over, and thought it was some of this plate: I shewed it [to my employers]: the two spoons I delivered up at Bow-street."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 28 Aug 1789
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
other location: place of employment, pawnbroker's 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:Henry Butt
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: probably servant to pawnbrokers
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: n/a
Genre: Law, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Handbill
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1103  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 24 February 1790, Trial of John Brown (t17900224-11),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 24 February 1790, Trial of John Brown (t17900224-11), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1103, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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