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Record Number: 23070


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dec 1816 - Fry recommences visits to Newgate prison: 'On her second visit, she was, at her own request, left alone amongst the women for some hours, and on that occasion, she read to them the parable of the Lord in the vineyard, in the 20th chapter of St Matthew; and made a few observations on the eleventh hour, and on Christ having come to save sinners, even those who might be said to have wasted the greater part of their lives estranged from Him. Some asked who Christ was; others feared that their day of salvation was passed.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1816 and 31 Dec 1816

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Newgate Gaol
other location: prison

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 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

female prisoners


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:

23070

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:

259

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. 259, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23070, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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