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Record 23128

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Evidence of E. Fry to parliamentary Select Committee - Fry explains that she is careful in her prison readings to have a regard to the feelings of the women. For instance, on one occasion a Jewess objected to religious instruction provided by the ladies: 'On account of our reading in the New Testament. Afterwards she came and we endeavoured to adapt the reading a little to her, we reading the Psalms and a portion of the Old Testament'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Dec 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
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: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, including a Jewess
Additional comments: nee Gurney

 

Text Being Read:

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

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23128  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: First Report from the Select Committee on the Present state of Several Gaols and Houses of Correction in England and Wales (Parl. Papers, 1835, xi), p. 332.,

Citation: First Report from the Select Committee on the Present state of Several Gaols and Houses of Correction in England and Wales (Parl. Papers, 1835, xi), p. 332., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23128, accessed: 20 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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