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Record 23127

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Journal, Boulogne 28 May 1843: 'The afternoon of the Sabbath I paid a distressing visit to the St Lazare Prison; such a scene of disorder and deep evil I have seldom witnessed - gambling, romping, screaming. With much difficulty we collected four Protestant prisoners, and read with them. I spoke to those poor disorderly women, who appeared attentive, and showed some feeling.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 20 May 1843 and 28 May 1843
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Boulogne
specific address: St Lazare Prison
other location: prison
   
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
female prisoners
Additional comments: nee Gurney

 

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: 23127  
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: 458
  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. 458, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23127, accessed: 17 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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