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Record Number: 22270


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been great part of this morning with poor Bob who seems now dying. I read a long chapter in the Testament to him the one upon death and I sat with him for some time afterwards'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

1 Jun 1798

Country:

England

Time

morning
daytime

Place:

city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall
location in dwelling: 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 in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Elizabeth Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

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:

22270

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 23

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 23, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22270, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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