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Record 23150

Reading Experience:

'Mary Joy was convicted in July, 1834 ... She remained in Newgate till the month of January, when a pardon was obtained for her; and she removed to a very humble lodging, where she was under the care of a sister. Here, though exposed to fresh trials, she was also peculiarly favoured by the constant visits of a lady, who read the Scriptures to her and was in every way her comforter and friend.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1835 and 10 May 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
location in dwelling
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: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: lady prison visitor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Mary Joy (former prisoner)
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: 23150  
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: 24 February 2020

Additional comments:



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