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Record 22262

Reading Experience:

'in the afternoon I laid down had a very sweet nap which I did enjoy - read in the Testament ... I then went and read the Testament to Nurse Norman's family which answered remarkably well ... I have been reading to little Castleton. I sometimes feel I am not good enough to teach others until I know more myself, and am a more strictly virtuous character'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 20 May 1798
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
location in dwelling: presumably Nurse Norman's 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:Elizabeth Gurney
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 May 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: daughter of merchant and banker
Religion: Quaker
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Nurse Norman's family
Additional comments: later Elizabeth Fry


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 22262  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47456
  Page/folio: ff. 20

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 20,, accessed: 20 September 2019

Additional comments:



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