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Record 22253

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Early childhood reminisences: 'my deep impression is that she was a Holy, devoted follower of the Lord Jesus, but her understanding not fully enlightened as to the fullness of Gospel Truth. She taught us as far as she knew, and I now remember the solemn religious feelings I had often sitting in silence with her after reading the Scriptures with her; and our reading a Psalm before we went to bed and I have no doubt that her prayers were not in vain in the Lord. She died when I was twelve years old.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1780 and 31 Dec 1792
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Catherine Gurney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1754
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: wife of merchant and banker
Religion: Quaker
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
children, including Elizabeth Gurney (later Elizabeth Fry)
Additional comments: nee Bell

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Scriptures
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22253  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47456
  Page/folio: ff. 7

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22253, accessed: 20 September 2019

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