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Record Number: 23148


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mary Joy was convicted in July, 1834 ... She was indeed in bad health at the time of her coming to Newgate; she believed she should not recover, and her dread of death was extreme. She could not read, but it was her delight to listen to the Scriptures, and when others who were more dangerously ill were read to in the adjoining ward of the Infirmary, she would come, whether invited or not, to hear what was read'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1834 and 31 Jan 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:

Listener:

Mary Joy

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23148

Source:

Print

Author:

Matilda Wrench

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1852

Vol:

n/a

Page:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23148, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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