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Fry, Elizabeth (1780-1845), penal reformer and philanthropist

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Alternative name(s):
  • Gurney (Maiden Name)
Biography: ODNB link for Fry, Elizabeth (1780-1845) nee Gurney, Prison Reformer and Quaker Minister
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P135955 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P10782 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Elizabeth Fry
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1796-1845: copy of diary made by daughter
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Papers of British churchmen 1780-1940, 1987
2
1797-1845: diaries and corresp
Religious Society of Friends Library
NRA 20017 Friends register
3
corresp
Religious Society of Friends Library
NRA 41687 Gurney MSS

See NRA 20017
4
1816-22: journals
Norfolk Record Office
5
1816-46: journals, notebook, papers and corresp
Norfolk Record Office
NRA 15293
6
papers
Norfolk Record Office
See Annual Return 2006
7
1830-36: extracts from journals (microfilm copy)
Religious Society of Friends Library
See HMC Papers of British churchmen 1780-1940, 1987
8
papers and corresp (17 items)
Boston Public Library
NRA 11046 Boston Library
9
1845: misc family papers including those rel to her death
Somerset Heritage Centre
NRA 12408 Osborne
10
1700-1872: letters (115), with other corresp of Fry and Gurney families
British Library, Manuscript Collections
11
c1816-45: corresp
Religious Society of Friends Library
NRA 20087 Friends inventory
12
letters and annotated Bible
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Annual Return 1997
13
1815-45: family corresp (17 items)
Devon Heritage Centre
NRA 25518 Fry
14
1821-70: letters and misc family papers
Norfolk Record Office
15
1810-24: letters to Jonathan and/or Hannah Backhouse
Durham University Library, Special Collections
NRA 628 Backhouse
16
1807-45: corresp with Thomas Fowell Buxton and letters to her sister Hannah Buxton and niece Priscilla Buxton
Oxford University: Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
NRA 24097 Buxton
17
1842-43: letters to Lord Stanley
Liverpool Record Office
NRA 20084
18
c1826-50: papers of her niece Elizabeth Gurney, incl papers rel to Continental travel, and letters from Elizabeth Fry to the Queen of Denmark
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 20352 de Bunsen