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Record Number: 23081


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Extract of letter from Lady Mackintosh to E. Fry: 'I have had a note from Sir James - "I dined Saturday, June 3rd, at Devonshire House. The company consisted of the Duke of Norfolk, Lords Lansdowne, Lauderdale, Albermarle, Cowper, Hardwicke, Carnarvon, Sefton, Ossulton, Milton and Duncannon. The subject was Mrs Fry's exhortation to forty-five female convicts, at which Lord -- had been present on Friday. He could hardly refrain from tears in speaking of it. He called it the deepest tragedy he had ever witnessed. What she had read and expounded to the convicts, with almost miraculous effect, was the 4th chapter to the Ephesians.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Jun 1818

Country:

England

Time

morning

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):
 

solitary 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, ladies and gentlemen admitted to the reading


Additional Comments:

nee Gurney



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible (Ephesians)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23081

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:

323

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. 323, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23081, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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