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Record Number: 23163


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 ... On July 28th, having been prevented from seeing her for a week, I found her much worse in body, but evidently growing in grace. She was overjoyed to see me ... on some of the beautiful verses of the 103d Psalm being repeated, her countenance beamed with such love and thankfulness as can hardly be described. The nurse said it was impossible for any poor suffering creature to be more patient. She delighted to have texts of Scripture repeated to her, and would murmur them over again to herself'

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 reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

Eliza Cooper

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

former 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:

23163

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:

24

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 24, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23163, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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