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Record 1117

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for assault: Charles Bradfield: "In the forenoon of Saturday, 4th of October, I went into the Bull public-house to have my breakfast -I was reading the newspaper and had a beef-steak, which I gave to Sherman, the servant, to be dressed -the prisoner came in, and asked me for the newspaper -I said he should have it in a minute or two -he said if it had not been for me, he should have been in service at that time... [fight ensues, prisoner stabs Bradfield with knife]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Oct 1834
Country: England
Time: daytime: forenoon
Place: city: London
other location: Bull 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:Charles Bradfield
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Foreman to stable keeper
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
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
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public-house

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1117  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 16 October 1834, Trial of Thomas Mitchell (t18341016-121),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 16 October 1834, Trial of Thomas Mitchell (t18341016-121), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1117, accessed: 29 September 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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