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Record 1961

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statements and prisoner's defence in trial for theft: Francis Barnwell: "...the prisoner was then sitting down, reading the newspaper..." Harriet Lindsey: "the prisoner was sitting, reading the newspaper..." Tanner: "I had not left my master three hours before -I went there to look at the paper"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 31 Dec 1827
Country: England
Time: evening: between 8pm and 9:30pm
Place: city: London
specific address: Porcupine, Castle-street, Leicester Square
other location: public house
   
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:William Tanner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1801
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
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)
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: borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1961  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 January 1828, Trial of William Tanner (t18280110-92),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 10 January 1828, Trial of William Tanner (t18280110-92), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1961, accessed: 25 September 2022

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