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Elizabeth Fry Diaries 1797-1855, 1950

Identity Area

Collection IDIIAV00000585
Unitdate1797-1855, 1950
Language ListFinding aid is in English
Language of MaterialEnglish
GeoCountryUnited Kingdom
Extent7 reels of 35 mm microfilm (nrs 580-586)
Processing InformationDescription by Annette Mevis in 2008
Access and UseNot restricted.
Preferred CitationElizabeth Fry Papers, inv.no …, Collection International Archives for the Women's Movement (IAV), in Atria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History

Biographical Note

Born as Elizabeth Gurney on 21 May 1780, died on 12 October 1845; she was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist.


Diaries written between June 1797 and 1845; Joseph Fry's Diary 1833-1855; collection of letters and loose documents connected with Elizabeth Fry, including letters about her last illness and death, donor's letter 1950, notebooks on history and logic, original journal of journey in Holland, Denmark, Prussia and Silesia 1841.

Allied Materials

Location of OriginalsLibrary of the Society of Friends, Special Collections, London
Related Units of DescriptionLocation of Originals