ELIZABETH FRY, QUAKER HEROINE by Janet Payne Whitney

ELIZABETH FRY, QUAKER HEROINE

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The life of a pioneer in new fields -- Elizabeth, first a gay, then a plain Quaker, interested always in helping others, is led to the unspeakable horrors of Newgate Prison and becomes a moving factor in reforming these conditions; battles quietly against treatment of women aboard the convict ships; puts libraries in the ships and prisons, is received by royalty in England and abroad -- and yet had time to be a loyal and loving wife and raise eleven children. 1780-1845 the period; England the scene; and an unusual subject for an interesting -- if somewhat biassed -- biography. For those interested in women's achievements. Look up your Quaker customers.

ISBN: 1164507109
Publisher: Little, Brown