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Record Number: 23124


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Aug 1838, journey to Scotland with sister in law E. Fry, friend John Sanderson, and from 15th, William Ball, a Quaker minister. Mr Ball kept a journal during the journey. 18 Aug 1838: 'These journeys are, I trust, not lost time; we have two Scripture readings daily in the carriage, and much instructive conversation; also abundant time for that which is so important, the private reading of the Holy Scripture. This is very precious to dear Elizabeth Fry, and I have often thought it a privilege to note her reverent "marking and learning" of these sacred truths of divine inspiration. Often does she lay down the Book, close her eyes, and wait upon Him, who hath the key of David to open and seal the instruction of the sacred page. Truly it helps to explain how her "profiting appears unto all" when she is thus diligent and fervent, in "meditating upon these things", and giving herself wholly to them'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 15 Aug 1838 and 18 Aug 1838

Country:

Scotland

Time

morning
evening
daytime

Place:

other location: while travelling in a carriage/ coach

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:

Reading Group:

Quakers

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

merchants and Quaker minister

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

in turn reading aloud? Elizabeth Fry, her sister in law, Elizabeth Fry, John Sanderson, William Ball


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23124

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Editor:

Katharine Fry

Title:

Memoir of Elizabeth Fry, with extracts from her Journal and letters, edited by two of her daughters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1847

Vol:

2

Page:

279

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Katharine Fry (ed.), Memoir of Elizabeth Fry, with extracts from her Journal and letters, edited by two of her daughters, (London, 1847), 2, p. 279, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=23124, accessed: 10 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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