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Record Number: 32412


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mary Gaywood giving evidence at the trial for theft of her servant Eleanor Clark at the Old Bailey, 21 October 1761: "Last Tuesday right she went away, and not coming on the Wednesday, we missed a cream pot; I went to Westminster, where she [i.e. Eleanor Clark] lodg'd, in John's Street, thinking she was not well; going up stairs, I saw her reading in a book; I looked to see, and found it to be the Pilgrim's Progress, my own book."'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

14 Oct 1761

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: John's Street, Westminster
location in dwelling: upstairs room

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:

Eleanor Clark

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

Servant

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Bunyan

Title:

Pilgrim's Progress

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

stolen


Source Information:

Record ID:

32412

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 12 January 2012), October 1761, trial of Eleanor, wife of Thomas Clark Thomas Clark (t17611021-24).

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 12 January 2012), October 1761, trial of Eleanor, wife of Thomas Clark Thomas Clark (t17611021-24)., http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32412, accessed: 23 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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