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Record Number: 22379


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I told no one my state until about the time to get up. I then dressed. I felt bound to have my husband, children, my dear sister Elizabeth Gurney, Susan Pitchford as such maids as liked to join us, collected together. Doctor Sims was also with us. When after reading I poured forth my soul in [underline] fervent prayer [end underline] for my [underline] dearest Rachel [end underline] and myself, as to our time of conflict, for help spiritually, and [underline] naturally [end underline] for tender mercy'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

7 Nov 1822

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

husband, children, sister Elizabeth Gurney, Susan Pitchford, servants, Doctor Sims


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:

22379

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 338

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 338, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22379, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Elizabeth read Bible to her family every morning at the same time

   
   
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