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Record 4267

Reading Experience:

"During the whole time of his [her father's] illness, Mrs Opie assiduously attended him; she had later joined the Quakers, and read to him much in the Bible and other religious books, and his views, on religious subjects, appear to have undergone an entire change. Mr J J Gurney was very frequently with them both."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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 Opie
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1769
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Father was a physician
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Presbyterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Dr James Alderson (Amelia's father) and Joseph John Gurney, brother of Elizabeth Fry, a close friend of Amelia's.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Bible and other religious texts
Genre: Bible, Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4267  
Source - Print  
  Author: Cecilia Lucy Brightell
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie
  Place of Publication: Norwich
  Date of Publication: 1854
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 183
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Cecilia Lucy Brightell, Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie (Norwich, 1854), p. 183,, accessed: 02 July 2022

Additional comments:



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