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Record Number: 23128


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Evidence of E. Fry to parliamentary Select Committee - Fry explains that she is careful in her prison readings to have a regard to the feelings of the women. For instance, on one occasion a Jewess objected to religious instruction provided by the ladies: 'On account of our reading in the New Testament. Afterwards she came and we endeavoured to adapt the reading a little to her, we reading the Psalms and a portion of the Old Testament'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Dec 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

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, including a Jewess


Additional Comments:

nee Gurney



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible (Old Testament)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23128

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

First Report from the Select Committee on the Present state of Several Gaols and Houses of Correction in England and Wales (Parl. Papers, 1835, xi), p. 332.,

Citation:

First Report from the Select Committee on the Present state of Several Gaols and Houses of Correction in England and Wales (Parl. Papers, 1835, xi), p. 332., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23128, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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