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Record 1954

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for theft -shoplifting: Wilhelmina Clarke: "I am servant to Mr Birt... On the 12th of May I saw the two prisoners come into the shop with two others, about seven o'clock in the evening; my master was behind the counter, reading the newspaper..."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 May 1825
Country: England
Time: evening: 7pm
Place: city: London
specific address: Little Russell street, Covent Garden
other location: his shop
   
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:John Birt
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: linen draper
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: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1954  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 19 May 1825, Trial of Thomas Grindley and Thomas Newman (t18250519-156),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 19 May 1825, Trial of Thomas Grindley and Thomas Newman (t18250519-156), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1954, accessed: 01 October 2022

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