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Record Number: 22412


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My sisters Catherine, Rachel, Chenda and myself had a very remarkable morning, I felt most easy to stay at home from Meeting to be with my beloved sick sister, and had a desire for some religious time with her. After she was dressed and removed into the Dressing Room on her couch, we read in the Bible, but so overcome was she from weakness and sleepiness, that she could not keep awake, however I went on reading, and then knelt down in prayer and thanksgiving for her and for us'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Sep 1827

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

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

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

sisters, Catherine, Rachel and Chenda


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:

22412

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47457

Page/Folio:

ff. 46

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47457, p. ff. 46, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22412, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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