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Record 23164

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.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 28 Jul 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:

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
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 23164  
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: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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