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Record Number: 23170


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The case of Maria Manning is not one which it can be in any measure satisfactory to dwell upon ... Manning requested to see the visitor who had attended her in Newgate on the day before that fixed for her execution, and a strange contrast was exhibited by the heartless mob that thronged every avenue to the prison and the quiet demeanour of the culprit seated in her lonely cell. The Chaplain entered with the visitor, and at the prisoner's request read the fifty-first Psalm, and then engaged in prayer with deep solemnity; but on his leaving the two together, there was no attempt at confession - no evidence of repentance; and we fear we must conclude the wretched woman to have been shut up to a proud and haughty spirit, which scorned to acknowledge she merited the abhorrence her dark crime had called forth'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 Nov 1849

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
county: Surrey
specific address: Horsemonger Lane Gaol
other location: prison, condemned cell

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:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

chaplain at Horsemonger Lane Gaol

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Maria Manning (former servant, murderer), lady prison visitor


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible (Psalms)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23170

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:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23170, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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