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Record 1144

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for forgery: Joseph Lecree: "...a card was left for me to go to Ibberson's Coffee-house, where I was directed to my Lord, the first time I went at twelve, my Lord was not come in, but calling again about half after twelve, he was there, reading the newspaper, he hired me as a servant..."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 16 Mar 1791
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Ibberson's coffee house
other location: coffee 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:Henry Griffin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
pretence to this class
Occupation: trickster
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: alias George Hubbard and Lord Massey

 

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 coffee shop

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1144  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 15 December 1792, Trial of Henry Griffin (t17921215-121),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 15 December 1792, Trial of Henry Griffin (t17921215-121), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1144, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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