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Record Number: 23065


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After poor John's funeral, I wished the servants, and those who attended, and were disposed to do so, to come and read with us, believing it might afford opportunity for relief, if any thing were given me for them. The party were in all about forty, many young people, and others. We first read two chapters in Matthew; after a pause, I kelt down and had to supplicate, first for all the party; afterwards for our own household, more particularly for the servants; in all which I was helped, and a very solemn silence followed'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Sep 1812

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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

family, servants, attendees at funeral


Additional Comments:

nee Gurney



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible (New Testament)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23065

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:

197

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. 197, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23065, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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