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Record Number: 22440


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We have been favoured the last two days to have all our fifteen children around us ... After dinner we walked a little and then had tea, and after tea a number of the children sang in company some of our old Earlham songs and ended with two hymns. We were then silent and read the 103rd Psalm, and I spoke earnestly to my children impressing them with the importance, now that most of them were no longer under our restraint, that they should be conformed to the will of God'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

8 Jul 1833

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London, West Ham
specific address: The Cedars, Upton Lane
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


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible (Psalms)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22440

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47457

Page/Folio:

ff. 138

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47457, p. ff. 138, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22440, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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