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Record 23140

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The following particulars relating to a poor woman named Amelia Roberts, who has hanged for robbing her master's house, are so instructive both to masters and servants... The facts stated were communicated by her to two of the ladies of the Newgate Association who visited her ... [in the condemned cell in Newgate] She asked for Toplady's beautiful hymn, beginning, "Rock of Ages, cleft for me"; and on receiving a hymn-book which contained it read it with great interest, saying it exactly described her feelings'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 26 Dec 1826 and 2 Jan 1827
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Newgate 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:Amelia Roberts
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Servant
Occupation: former servant, prisoner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [hymn-book]
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23140  
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: 14
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23140, accessed: 28 February 2024

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