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Record 22329

Reading Experience:

'At ten o'clock we all met in the study and my father read to us. - I fear my mind is not sufficiently obedient to its God. After dinner I taught Danny to read and did a little logic. Since that I have been reading aloud a long homily and there I committed a fault. John asked me to let him read and I did not, which takes off the satisfaction of reading for I did not do as I would be done by.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 3 Feb 1799
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall
location in dwelling: in his study
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:John Gurney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1749
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: banker and merchant
Religion: Quaker
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
children, including Elizabeth Gurney (later Elizabeth Fry)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown, probably religious, Bible?]
Genre: Bible, Other religious, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22329  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47456
  Page/folio: ff. 49

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 49,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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