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Record Number: 22253


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Early childhood reminisences: 'my deep impression is that she was a Holy, devoted follower of the Lord Jesus, but her understanding not fully enlightened as to the fullness of Gospel Truth. She taught us as far as she knew, and I now remember the solemn religious feelings I had often sitting in silence with her after reading the Scriptures with her; and our reading a Psalm before we went to bed and I have no doubt that her prayers were not in vain in the Lord. She died when I was twelve years old.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1780 and 31 Dec 1792

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Catherine Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1754

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

wife of merchant and banker

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

children, including Elizabeth Gurney (later Elizabeth Fry)


Additional Comments:

nee Bell



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Scriptures

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22253

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 7

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22253, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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