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Record Number: 23161


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Eliza Cooper was first visited in Newgate in the summer of 1849. She was committed for unlawfully deserting her infant ... On her discharge from prison she was found so ill that the governor kindly gained her admission into St Bartholomew's Hospital ... She also evinced an earnest desire for the salvation of her fellow-sufferers. On one occasion she entreated me to speak to a dying woman who lay in the bed opposite to her, and she listened with trembling anxiety while I read and talked to her'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1849 and 31 Dec 1849

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: St Bartholomew's Hospital
other location: hospital

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

lady prison visitor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Eliza Cooper, another dying woman


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:

23161

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:

23-24

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 23-24, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23161, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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