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Record 23148

Reading Experience:

'Mary Joy was convicted in July, 1834 ... She was indeed in bad health at the time of her coming to Newgate; she believed she should not recover, and her dread of death was extreme. She could not read, but it was her delight to listen to the Scriptures, and when others who were more dangerously ill were read to in the adjoining ward of the Infirmary, she would come, whether invited or not, to hear what was read'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1834 and 31 Jan 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:

Listener:Mary Joy
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: prisoner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23148  
Source - Print  
  Author: Matilda Wrench
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1852
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 18
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 18,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:



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