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Record 22412

Reading Experience:

'My sisters Catherine, Rachel, Chenda and myself had a very remarkable morning, I felt most easy to stay at home from Meeting to be with my beloved sick sister, and had a desire for some religious time with her. After she was dressed and removed into the Dressing Room on her couch, we read in the Bible, but so overcome was she from weakness and sleepiness, that she could not keep awake, however I went on reading, and then knelt down in prayer and thanksgiving for her and for us'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 2 Sep 1827
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall
location in dwelling: dressing 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: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)
sisters, Catherine, Rachel and Chenda
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: 22412  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47457
  Page/folio: ff. 46

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47457, p. ff. 46,, accessed: 16 February 2020

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