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Record Number: 22263


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'in the afternoon I laid down had a very sweet nap which I did enjoy - read in the Testament ... I then went and read the Testament to Nurse Norman's family which answered remarkably well ... I have been reading to little Castleton. I sometimes feel I am not good enough to teach others until I know more myself, and am a more strictly virtuous character'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 May 1798 and 20 May 1798

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk

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:

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

'little Castleton'


Additional Comments:

later Elizabeth Fry



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22263

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 20

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 20, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22263, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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