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Record Number: 23077


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

ms journal of Sophia de C-, one of the ladies of the visiting Society for Newgate, entry dated 24 May 1817: 'I read to Woodman, who is not in the state of mind we could wish for her, indeed, so unnatural is her situation, that one can hardly tell how or in what manner to meet her case'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

24 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 reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Sophia de C

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown (lady prison visitor)

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

female prisoner, Woodman


Additional Comments:

n/a



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:

23077

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:

279

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. 279, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23077, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Woodman was sentenced to death, but penalty delayed because she was with child. On this date, she had had her child three days before and was now awaiting her execution

   
   
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