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Record 23070

Reading Experience:

Dec 1816 - Fry recommences visits to Newgate prison: 'On her second visit, she was, at her own request, left alone amongst the women for some hours, and on that occasion, she read to them the parable of the Lord in the vineyard, in the 20th chapter of St Matthew; and made a few observations on the eleventh hour, and on Christ having come to save sinners, even those who might be said to have wasted the greater part of their lives estranged from Him. Some asked who Christ was; others feared that their day of salvation was passed.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1816 and 31 Dec 1816
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Newgate Gaol
other location: prison
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive reactive 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)
female prisoners
Additional comments: nee Gurney


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 23070  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Editor: Katharine Fry
  Title: Memoir of Elizabeth Fry, with extracts from her Journal and letters, edited by two of her daughters
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1847
  Vol: 1
  Page: 259
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Katharine Fry (ed.), Memoir of Elizabeth Fry, with extracts from her Journal and letters, edited by two of her daughters (London, 1847), 1, p. 259,, accessed: 22 January 2020

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