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Record Number: 22411


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The first day before leaving home I must also describe if I can. It was one of the most interesting nature. In the first place I had [underline] all [end underline] the servants collected at the morning reading, and expressed very fully my desires for them'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1827 and 13 Feb 1827

Country:

England

Time

morning: 7:45am

Place:

city: London, East Ham
specific address: Plashet House
location in dwelling: at home

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

family and servants


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:

22411

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47457

Page/Folio:

ff. 38

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47457, p. ff. 38, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22411, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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