Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry: Volume 2

Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry: Volume 2 : With Extracts from Her Journal and Letters

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Elizabeth Fry (nee Gurney, 1780-1845) was descended from two wealthy Quaker banking families. Her Quaker faith was crucial to her adult life and she became active in social reform. Despite having eleven children, she was active in community work, and became a Quaker minister. Persuaded to visit the women's wing in Newgate Prison in 1813, she was appalled at the conditions in which the prisoners, and their children, lived. She became a pioneer in seeking to improve the situation for women in prisons and on transportation ships. The British Ladies' Society for Promoting the Reformation of Female Prisoners was probably the first national British women's society. Fry's ideas on the humane treatment of prisoners influenced international legal systems. This memoir, based on her letters and diaries, was edited by two of her daughters, and was first published in 1847. Volume 2 covers the period from 1826 to 1845.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 1139004352
  • 9781139004350

Table of contents

14. 1826-1827. Ladies' prison meeting; 15. 1827-1829. Illness of her sister Rachel Gurney, gradual decline and death; 16. 1829-1830. Foreign correspondence; 17. 1831-1833. Journey to Lynn; 18. 1833-1834. Sojourn in Jersey; 19. 1834-1836. Death of the Duke of Gloucester; 20. 1837-1838. Earlham; 21. 1839. Sale at Crosby Hall for the Ladies' British Society; 22. 1840-1841. Audience of the Queen; 23. 1841-1842. Letter to Colonel Jebb; 24. 1842-1844. Death of a grandaughter; 25. 1844-1845. Return from Walmer.
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