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Record Number: 22374


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Yesterday I was enabled after reading to cast my care wholly and publicly upon the great helper of the helpless, in which I found peace'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

23 Oct 1813

Country:

England

Time

morning: 7:45am

Place:

city: London, East Ham
specific address: Plashet House
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 Fry

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 May 1780

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

wife of merchant

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

probably family


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22374

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 249

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 249, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22374, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Elizabeth read aloud from the Scriptures every morning to her family

   
   
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