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Record Number: 23129


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Day on which E. Fry read the new rules to the female prisoners at Newgate: 'when this business was concluded, one of the visitors read aloud the 15th chapter of Luke - the parable of the barren fig tree, seeming applicable to the audience'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1817 and 30 Apr 1817

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):
 

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:

England

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

female prisoners, ladies - members of the newly formed prison visiting society


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible (New Testament)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23129

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Fowell Buxton

Editor:

n/a

Title:

An inquiry whether crime and misery are produced or prevented by our present system of prison discipline

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1818

Vol:

n/a

Page:

126

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Fowell Buxton, An inquiry whether crime and misery are produced or prevented by our present system of prison discipline (London, 1818), p. 126, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23129, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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