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Record 1985

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statements in trial for theft: Lucy Tring: "In the parlour with me and my husband, who was reading the newspaper." John Howe: "On Thursday, the 2nd of September, about ten minutes after five o'clock in the afternoon, I went to Tring's in Lisle-street, and saw the prisoner and her husband there... they were in the parlour, Mrs Tring was in the shop... He [Tring] was sitting by the fireplace reading a pamphlet to them..."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 2 Sep 1819
Country: England
Time: daytime: about 5pm
Place: city: London
specific address: Lisle-street, Leicester Square
location in dwelling: home, in the parlour
   
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:Thomas Tring
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: baker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
his wife, Mrs Tring, and Ann Thorn and her husband
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: n/a
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper, Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1985  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 15 September 1819, Trial of Ann Thorn (t18190915-83),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 15 September 1819, Trial of Ann Thorn (t18190915-83), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1985, accessed: 25 September 2022

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