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Record 1892

Reading Experience:

Mr Gurney cross-examines victim Thomas Metcalfe in trial of Ann Wright for theft. During examination, reads to Metcalfe and the court an advertisement put in the newspaper by Metcalfe and asks for a response: Q: "Do you know anything of this advertisement? 'The public are requested not to trust Ann Wright, she goes by the name of Metcalfe'. Look at it." A: "I cannot tell" Q: "Did you put it in that newspaper?" A: "I put an advertisement in, I cannot tell whether that is it or no"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 Feb 1807
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Old Bailey
other location: court
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: Gurney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: lawyer/ solicitor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
The court
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: n/a
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1892  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, 1 August 2006), 18 February 1807, Trial of Ann Wright (t18070218-66),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, 1 August 2006), 18 February 1807, Trial of Ann Wright (t18070218-66),, accessed: 01 February 2023

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