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Record 23081

Reading Experience:

Extract of letter from Lady Mackintosh to E. Fry: 'I have had a note from Sir James - "I dined Saturday, June 3rd, at Devonshire House. The company consisted of the Duke of Norfolk, Lords Lansdowne, Lauderdale, Albermarle, Cowper, Hardwicke, Carnarvon, Sefton, Ossulton, Milton and Duncannon. The subject was Mrs Fry's exhortation to forty-five female convicts, at which Lord -- had been present on Friday. He could hardly refrain from tears in speaking of it. He called it the deepest tragedy he had ever witnessed. What she had read and expounded to the convicts, with almost miraculous effect, was the 4th chapter to the Ephesians.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 2 Jun 1818
Country: England
Time: morning
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):
solitary 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, ladies and gentlemen admitted to the reading
Additional comments: nee Gurney


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 23081  
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: 323
  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. 323,, accessed: 18 February 2020

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