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Fry [née Gurney], Elizabeth (1780-1845), penal reformer and philanthropist

Francisca de Haan

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10208
Fry [née Gurney], Elizabeth (1780-1845), penal reformer and philanthropist

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Fry [née Gurney], Elizabeth (1780-1845), penal reformer and philanthropist, was born on 21 May 1780 at Magdalen Street, Norwich, the fourth of twelve children, seven daughters and five sons, of John Gurney (1749-1809), a merchant and banker, and Catherine Bell (1754-1792). Her parents were both descendants of old Quaker families, ...

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