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Record 23125

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Aug 1838, journey to Scotland with sister in law E. Fry, friend John Sanderson, and from 15th, William Ball, a Quaker minister. Mr Ball kept a journal during the journey. 23 Aug 1838 - large meeting of ladies to form a society for visiting prisons of Aberdeen and vicinity: 'Between the formation of the association, and proceeding to select the various officers, Elizabeth Fry read a Psalm, spoke very nicely upon it to the ladies, and was then engaged in prayer'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 23 Aug 1838
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Aberdeen
county: Aberdeenshire
   
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: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
local ladies desirous of forming a prison visiting society
Additional comments: nee Gurney

 

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: 23125  
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: 281
  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. 281, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23125, accessed: 20 September 2019

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