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Record 23163

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 ... On July 28th, having been prevented from seeing her for a week, I found her much worse in body, but evidently growing in grace. She was overjoyed to see me ... on some of the beautiful verses of the 103d Psalm being repeated, her countenance beamed with such love and thankfulness as can hardly be described. The nurse said it was impossible for any poor suffering creature to be more patient. She delighted to have texts of Scripture repeated to her, and would murmur them over again to herself'
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 reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Listener:Eliza Cooper
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: former 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: 23163  
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: 24
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 24,, accessed: 16 February 2020

Additional comments:



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