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Record 23129

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Day on which E. Fry read the new rules to the female prisoners at Newgate: 'when this business was concluded, one of the visitors read aloud the 15th chapter of Luke - the parable of the barren fig tree, seeming applicable to the audience'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1817 and 30 Apr 1817
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):
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
female prisoners, ladies - members of the newly formed prison visiting society
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

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

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23129  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Fowell Buxton
  Editor: n/a
  Title: An inquiry whether crime and misery are produced or prevented by our present system of prison discipline
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1818
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 126
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Fowell Buxton, An inquiry whether crime and misery are produced or prevented by our present system of prison discipline (London, 1818), p. 126, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23129, accessed: 18 September 2019

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