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Record 1161

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
witness statement in trial for theft: Charles Fenn: "I went into Mrs Bow's public house, the sign of the Wheat-sheaf, Holywell-street. I put my bankers book on the table, called for a glass of ale, I took up the newspaper; I staid in the house about five minutes, put down the newspaper and went out..."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 25 May 1807
Country: England
Time: morning: for about 5 mins
Place: city: London
specific address: Wheat-sheaf, public house, Holywell-street
other location: 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:Charles Fenn
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: apprentice to calico printers
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: 1161  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 1 July 1807, Trial of John Cooper, Joseph Dalton and Stephen Papps (t18070701-46),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 1 July 1807, Trial of John Cooper, Joseph Dalton and Stephen Papps (t18070701-46), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1161, accessed: 04 October 2022

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