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Record 1149

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for theft: Thomas Tuck: "Last Saturday, about three o'clock, the prisoner was in my parlour, drinking a glass of liquor; I keep a public house; I lost the things mentioned in the indictment; he was looking at the newspaper for about an hour and a half..."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 16 Sep 1797
Country: England
Time: daytime: from 3pm for an hour and a half
Place: city: London
other location: parlour of 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:John Simmonds
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: borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1149  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 20 September 1797, Trial of John Simmonds (t17970920-14),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 20 September 1797, Trial of John Simmonds (t17970920-14), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1149, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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