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Record Number: 23127


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Journal, Boulogne 28 May 1843: 'The afternoon of the Sabbath I paid a distressing visit to the St Lazare Prison; such a scene of disorder and deep evil I have seldom witnessed - gambling, romping, screaming. With much difficulty we collected four Protestant prisoners, and read with them. I spoke to those poor disorderly women, who appeared attentive, and showed some feeling.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 20 May 1843 and 28 May 1843

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Boulogne
specific address: St Lazare Prison
other location: prison

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:

France

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

female prisoners


Additional Comments:

nee Gurney



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:

23127

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:

458

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. 458, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23127, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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