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Record Number: 22346


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had a comfortable time with my children only I felt too anxious for uncle Joseph to see them as he was here but he did not; I am fearful I should be vain of my reading, I feel I am so now; I hope if I try to overcome it, I shall not be so'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

19 May 1799

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

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 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 banker and merchant

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

boys - students of Sunday School she set up in her home


Additional Comments:

later Elizabeth Fry



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown, probably religious, Bible?]

Genre:

Bible, Other religious, Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22346

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 61

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 61, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22346, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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