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Record 1960

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for shoplifting: Mary Bennett: "I am the prosector's wife. I was in the shop ...I was sitting reading the newspaper, and the first thing I saw was the prisoner"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 5 Dec 1827
Country: England
Time: daytime: about 1pm
Place: city: London
specific address: White Horse-yard, Drury Lane
other location: the 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:Mary Bennett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: wife of woollen 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: 1960  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 6 December 1827, Trial of Michael Russell (t18271206-245),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 6 December 1827, Trial of Michael Russell (t18271206-245), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1960, accessed: 27 September 2022

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