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Record 1138

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Defence of prisoner in his trial for theft James Lewis: "...we went to the Gun, and he asked me to go in; the gentlewoman said come into the parlour, we staid there, and drank the liquor out, then we went into the kitchen, I was reading the newspaper, I went out to the door..."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 15 Aug 1785
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Gun alehouse, Islington
other location: public house, kitchen
   
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:James Lewis
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: probably sailor (came from Yarmouth to collect prize money)
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
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
probably newspaper of the public house

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1138  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 September 1785, Trial of James Lewis (t17850914-23),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 September 1785, Trial of James Lewis (t17850914-23), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1138, accessed: 24 September 2022

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