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Record Number: 23055


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the evening my father brought two friends with him and Lawrence Candler. As I was reading to my children in the laundry, my father brought them all in; when I had finished reading in the Testament we were all silent: - and soon John Kirkham knelt down in prayer and we all rose up; it was a very solemn time; my heart was not much moved, but I believe many of my dear children were affected by it'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

9 Feb 1800

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

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

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Elizabeth Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 May 1780

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of banker and merchant

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Sunday school pupils (poor girls and boys), father John Gurney, Lawrence Calder, John Kirkham


Additional Comments:

later Elizabeth Fry



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:

23055

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Editor:

Katharine Fry

Title:

Memoir of Elizabeth Fry, with extracts from her Journal and letters, edited by two of her daughters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1847

Vol:

1

Page:

90

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Katharine Fry (ed.), Memoir of Elizabeth Fry, with extracts from her Journal and letters, edited by two of her daughters (London, 1847), 1, p. 90, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23055, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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