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Record Number: 23071


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Words of a gentleman, well known to Fry, desirous of seeing and judging for himself effects of the experiment in Newgate Gaol, visited Newgate, and wrote: 'I was conducted by a decently-dressed person, the newly appointed yards-woman, to the door of a ward, where, at the head of a long table sat a lady belonging to the Society of Friends. She was reading aloud to the prisoners, who were engaged in needle work around it ... They all rose on my entrance, curtsied respectfully, and then at a signal given resumed their seats and employments.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1817 and 31 May 1817

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 in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown (lady prison visitor)

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

female prisoners


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible (probably)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23071

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:

272

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. 272, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23071, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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