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Record 23077

Reading Experience:

ms journal of Sophia de C-, one of the ladies of the visiting Society for Newgate, entry dated 24 May 1817: 'I read to Woodman, who is not in the state of mind we could wish for her, indeed, so unnatural is her situation, that one can hardly tell how or in what manner to meet her case'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 24 May 1817
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:Sophia de C
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown (lady prison visitor)
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
female prisoner, Woodman
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: 23077  
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: 279
  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. 279,, accessed: 19 February 2020

Additional comments:

Woodman was sentenced to death, but penalty delayed because she was with child. On this date, she had had her child three days before and was now awaiting her execution



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