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Record Number: 22328


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At ten o'clock we all met in the study and my father read to us. - I fear my mind is not sufficiently obedient to its God. After dinner I taught Danny to read and did a little logic. Since that I have been reading aloud a long homily and there I committed a fault. John asked me to let him read and I did not, which takes off the satisfaction of reading for I did not do as I would be done by.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

3 Feb 1799

Country:

England

Time

evening: after dinner

Place:

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

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 May 1780

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of banker and merchant

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

family, John Gurney


Additional Comments:

later Elizabeth Fry



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22328

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 49

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 49, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22328, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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