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Record Number: 23130


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Officials invited into Newgate to see the success of E. Fry's new prison routine: 'In compliance with this appointment, the Lord Mayor, the Sheriffs and several of the Aldermen attended. The prisoners were assembled together, and it being requested that no alteration in their usual practice might take place, one of the ladies read a chapter in the Bibe, and then the females proceeded to their various avocations. Their attention during the time of reading; their orderly and sober deportment, their decent dress, the absence of everything like tumult, noise or contention, the obedience, and the respect shown by them, and the cheerfulness visible in their countenances and manners, conspired to excite the astonishment and admiration of their visitors'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1817 and 31 May 1817

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):
 

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, ladies - members of the newly formed prison visiting society, Lord Mayor, sheriffs and Aldermen of the City of London


Additional Comments:

n/a



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:

23130

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:

127

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. 127, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23130, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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