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Record 22443

Reading Experience:

'I returned from Brighton the day before yesterday having felt a drawing of love to visit the Friends; and to attend to the difficulties of the District Society. I went [underline] quite alone [end underline], and yet not alone because I believe my master was with me. I had amongst the Friends some weighty, close service, some very encouraging. My way appeared curiously opened in the hearts of the people and I hope and trust the valued District Society will be continued. I had about a hundred visitors to meet me, and read the 100th Psalm: and prayed for them, and the Society, and strongly pressed the importance of different Christians working together, and of unity of spirit'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 23 Dec 1834
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Brighton
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)
members of the District Society (relief of poor)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 22443  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47457
  Page/folio: ff. 155

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47457, p. ff. 155,, accessed: 25 February 2020

Additional comments:



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