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Record Number: 22256


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I often go to see poor Bob who seems to me dying and it is a good thing to attend a person in that situation. I think the more one sees of the different states of human nature the better. I read to him in the Testament, he flys to religion as his last resource, it is the only firm solid source of happiness in this world.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1798 and 28 Apr 1798

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall
location in dwelling
other location: house of Bob, on Earlham estate

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:

Elizabeth Gurney

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 May 1780

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of merchant and banker

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

'poor Bob', tenant farmer on Earlham estate


Additional Comments:

later Elizabeth Fry



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[New] Testament

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22256

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 18

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22256, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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