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Record 23122

Reading Experience:

Visit to France, 1838, accompanied by Joseph Fry, friend Josiah Forster, and Lydia Irving. Letter to children, Abbeville, 28 Jan 1838: 'We left Boulogne yesterday morning in a very comfortable French carraige after some delay in our departure, from various difficulties with luggage, we enjoyed our reading and conversation, until we arrived at Montreuil ... After breakfast we read as usual, then Josiah Forster went out ... picture us - our feet on some fleeces that we have found, generally wrapped up in cloaks, surrounded by screens to keep off the air, the wood fire at our feet. We have just finished an interesting reading in French, in the New Testament, with the landlady, her daughters and some of the servants of the hotel; they appeared very attentive and much interested'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 28 Jan 1838
Country: France
Time: evening
Place: city: Montreuil
location in dwelling: in the hotel
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
husband Joseph Fry, friend Josiah Forster, Lydia Irving, landlady of the hotel, her daughters, servants of the hotel
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 23122  
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: 2
  Page: 260
  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), 2, p. 260,, accessed: 24 February 2020

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