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Record 1139

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for theft: Keturah Dyts (wife of landlord): "...on the 15th of August my husband was taken ill; the prisoner was sitting in the kitchen reading the newspaper, about four yards from where the watch hung..."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 15 Aug 1786
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: the Talbot, in the Strand
location in dwelling: lodgings, in 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:Robert Mills
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
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)
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: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1139  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 25 October 1786, Trial of Robert Mills (t17861025-60),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 25 October 1786, Trial of Robert Mills (t17861025-60), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1139, accessed: 30 September 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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