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Record 1153

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for highway robbery: Q: "How came Mrs Carey to read the almanack?" Norris: "She was reading it, looking over it to see what day of the month it was" "...I heard a person reading a newspaper...I mean an almanack, not a newspaper" Q: "What sort of almanack was it?" A: "Almost like a newspaper, it was stuck up against the wall"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Dec 1800
Country: England
Time: daytime: 12pm for about 5 mins
Place: city: London
Wheat-sheaf public house
other location: public house,
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: Carey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: landlady of the public house
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Eleanor Norris, keeper of a lodging house near Watford
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: n/a
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Broadsheet, Poster, Almanack
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
on the wall in the public house

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1153  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 January 1801, Trial of Joseph Roberts (t18010114-23),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 January 1801, Trial of Joseph Roberts (t18010114-23), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1153, accessed: 07 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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