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Record 23161

Reading Experience:

'Eliza Cooper was first visited in Newgate in the summer of 1849. She was committed for unlawfully deserting her infant ... On her discharge from prison she was found so ill that the governor kindly gained her admission into St Bartholomew's Hospital ... She also evinced an earnest desire for the salvation of her fellow-sufferers. On one occasion she entreated me to speak to a dying woman who lay in the bed opposite to her, and she listened with trembling anxiety while I read and talked to her'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1849 and 31 Dec 1849
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: St Bartholomew's Hospital
other location: hospital
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: 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)
Eliza Cooper, another dying woman
Additional comments: n/a


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: 23161  
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: 23-24
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 23-24,, accessed: 25 February 2020

Additional comments:



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