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Record 22379

Reading Experience:

'I told no one my state until about the time to get up. I then dressed. I felt bound to have my husband, children, my dear sister Elizabeth Gurney, Susan Pitchford as such maids as liked to join us, collected together. Doctor Sims was also with us. When after reading I poured forth my soul in [underline] fervent prayer [end underline] for my [underline] dearest Rachel [end underline] and myself, as to our time of conflict, for help spiritually, and [underline] naturally [end underline] for tender mercy'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 7 Nov 1822
Country: England
Time: morning: 7:45am
Place: city: London, East Ham
specific address: Plashet House
location in dwelling
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 Fry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 May 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: wife of merchant
Religion: Quaker
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
husband, children, sister Elizabeth Gurney, Susan Pitchford, servants, Doctor Sims
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 22379  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47456
  Page/folio: ff. 338

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 338,, accessed: 25 February 2020

Additional comments:

Elizabeth read Bible to her family every morning at the same time



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