Elizabeth Fry: A Quaker Life : Selected Letters and Writings

Rowman Altamira, 2005 - 238 páginas
From her picture on the British £5 note to the numerous Elizabeth Fry Societies worldwide, Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) is well known for her work for prison reform. But less well known is how her Quaker faith inspired this work, leading her to see the light within the impoverished and imprisoned. With Elizabeth Fry: A Quaker Life, noted Quaker historian Gil Skidmore has brought together Fry's essential writings--some previously unpublished--from her journals, letters, and published work into a single volume. The result is a rich portrait of the struggles and anxieties behind the public persona of this "Quaker saint."

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I know what the mountain is I have to climb The making of a Quaker 17801799
I wish to do my duty Marriage and motherhood 18001808
Be of good courage and He will strengthen your hearts A new home and a new ministry 18091812
My mind and time have been much taken up with Newgate The beginning of Elizabeth Frys prison work 18131819
My engagements as usual are very numerous A growing family busyness in Brighton and a sisters death 18201827
Extracts from Observations on the visiting Superintendence and Government of Female Prisoners 1827
Bankruptcy disownment and change of residence 18281834
Difficulties with the Society and Joseph Gurney leaves for America 18351840
Last years and death 18411845
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\Gil Skidmore, who is a Quaker, has spent many years researching the lives and writings of early Quakers. Her publications include Turning Inside Out: An Exploration of Spiritual Autobiography (1996), Dear Friends and Sisters: 25 Short Biographies of Quaker Women (1998) and Dear Friends and Brethren: 25 Short Biographies of Quaker Men (2000). She is currently writing the centenary history of Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham and is also working as the research officer for the Location Register for 20th-Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters project at the University of Reading.

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