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Record Number: 23125


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Aug 1838, journey to Scotland with sister in law E. Fry, friend John Sanderson, and from 15th, William Ball, a Quaker minister. Mr Ball kept a journal during the journey. 23 Aug 1838 - large meeting of ladies to form a society for visiting prisons of Aberdeen and vicinity: 'Between the formation of the association, and proceeding to select the various officers, Elizabeth Fry read a Psalm, spoke very nicely upon it to the ladies, and was then engaged in prayer'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

23 Aug 1838

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Aberdeen
county: Aberdeenshire

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:

Scotland

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

local ladies desirous of forming a prison visiting society


Additional Comments:

nee Gurney



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible (Psalms)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23125

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:

2

Page:

281

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), 2, p. 281, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23125, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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