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Record 1897

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for theft and receiving stolen goods; witness reads a 'bogus' invoice to the court: Q: "Is the invoice in a business-like form?" A: "Certainly not; it ought to have the name to it. It only says (reads) '50 pieces, 534 yards, 2 pieces of handkerchiefs, 24 yards.'"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 Dec 1817
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Old Bailey courthouse
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:George Deboos
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: silk dyer
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:

Author:
Title: n/a
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Manuscript: invoice
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1897  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 3 December 1817, Trial of James Brown and William Sherwin (t18171203-146),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 3 December 1817, Trial of James Brown and William Sherwin (t18171203-146), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1897, accessed: 29 September 2022

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