Prison reformers -- Great Britain -- History
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Abstract This collection includes letters of Elizabeth Fry, both original and photocopies. The letters cover a wide range of subjects, from personal news to prison reform. Her correspondence is particularly concerned with education and religious instruction of prisoners, and the treatment of women and children prisoners. One letter describes the philosophy of Quaker marriages. Most of the recipients are unnamed. Also included are several letters of Joseph Fry, passes to visit Newgate prison, and...
File — Box 25
Scope and Contents Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) was a prominent English Quaker prison reformer. In autograph letter dated 5 month 13, she requested permission for her brother to visit prisons in Paris. Delessert was a prominent banker and president of the Paris Chamber of Congress. Fry was with a delegation of Quakers visiting prison, asylums, and hospitals in France. The earlier letter to a sibling of Delessert discussed distribution of Bibles to hospitals.
Dates: 1838-04-07, 1838-05-13