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Record 1110

Reading Experience:

Witness statement in trial for theft: James Robertson: "I keep a public house in Stanhope-street, Clare market -the prisoner and another came in on the 12th of February, and called for a pot of hot -they went into the parlour, where the clock was -I had the paper-hangers at work there the night before, and asked them to go into the tap-room, but they objected -the man with him came out and read the newspaper to me at the bar -this raised my suspicion -I told my servant to keep watch..."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Feb 1834
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
specific address: Stanhope-street, Clare Market
other location: public house
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: Anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1814
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
probably, but unknown
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
James Robertson, landlord of public house
Additional comments: accomplice to Thomas Lambert


Text Being Read:

Title: n/a
Genre: Ephemera, Y
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house


Source Information:

Record ID: 1110  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, 1 August 2006), 20 February 1834, Trial of Thomas Lambert (t18340220-161),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, 1 August 2006), 20 February 1834, Trial of Thomas Lambert (t18340220-161),, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Description of reader includes approximate age, late teens to early twenties



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