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Record 1951

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Prisoner's defence in trial for forgery: "On reading Bell's Weekly Messager of the 25th of January last, which fell into my hands, I found the following paragraph, which I shall read to you from the paper itself. (Here the prisoner read from the paper the paragraph, stating that oxalic acid, in small quantities, was good for punch.)"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 7 Apr 1824
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:John Hill Wagstaff
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1797
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)
the court
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Bell's Weekly Messager
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: published 25 January 1824
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1951  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 7 April 1824, Trial of John Hill Wagstaff (t18240407-89),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 7 April 1824, Trial of John Hill Wagstaff (t18240407-89), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1951, accessed: 07 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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