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Record 1105

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for theft: Rebecca Johnson: "I began to wash a few things after dinner, and soon after she came -we dine at one o'clock; we have a newspaper, which comes at one, and goes at three -my husband goes to work about five minutes past two; the newspaper had been about three-quarters of an hour when she came ...Mr Whitewood let her in; he was reading the newspaper when she knocked." Anthony Whitehead: "I am a sail-maker and lodge at Johnson's... [I] let the prisoner is from half-past two to three o'clock -I was reading the paper when she knocked..."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 20 Mar 1832
Country: England
Time: daytime: between 2pm and 3pm
Place: city: London
specific address: Samuel-place, Rose-lane, Ratcliffe
location in dwelling: in lodgings
   
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:Anthony Whitewood
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: sail-maker
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: Ephemera, Y
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group
circulates among a reading group in the neighbourhood?

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1105  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 5 April 1832, Trial of Abigail Moss (t18320405-61),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 5 April 1832, Trial of Abigail Moss (t18320405-61), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1105, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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