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Elizabeth Fry
b. May 21, 1780 – d. October 12, 1845 • Church Reformer • Quaker
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Fry, Elizabeth
Fry, Elizabeth (1780–1845), *Quaker prison reformer. Born at Norwich, the third daughter of John Gurney, banker, in 1800 she married Joseph Fry, a London merchant and a ‘Plain Quaker’, by whom she had a large family. In 1808 she established a girls’ school at Plashet, nr. East Ham. In 1811 she was recorded
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Fry, Elizabeth
Fry, Elizabeth(1780–1845). One of the chief advocates of prison reform in Europe during the 19th century was an English philanthropist named Elizabeth Fry. She also did much to bring about many significant improvements in the British hospital system and the treatment of the insane.Born Elizabeth Gurney
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Elizabeth Fry
ActivistsElizabeth FryPrison reformer“… to form in them, as much as possible, those habits of sobriety, order, and industry, which may render them docile and peaceable while in prison, and respectable when they leave it.”In the early 1800s, English prisons were pits of indecency and brutality.
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Fry, Elizabeth
Fry, Elizabeth (1780–1845)English Quaker who initiated many social reform ministriesFry was born in Norwich (England), the daughter of John and Catherine Gurney, devout Quakers. At eighteen Elizabeth experienced a great spiritual awakening during a sermon by an American Quaker, William Savery. For