The collection comprises of correspondence by Elizabeth Fry to Sir John Franklin and his wife Jane, Lady Franklin regarding Van Diemen's Land
Elizabeth Fry collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Elizabeth Fry
- Dates of Creation1836-1839
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (3 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Elizabeth Gurney was born in Norwich in May 1780 a devout Quaker she married Joseph Fry in 1800. After a visit to Newgate prison in 1813 she became an advocate for prison reform establishing a school and chapel for the female prisoners and touring the country visiting other prisons. She died in 1845
The correspondence to the Franklins is arranged alphabetically by recipient
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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