Talk:Elizabeth Fry

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Removed sections during edits[edit]

During my edit recently, I removed the following block of text. They are included here incase someone wants to replace it. wada bout yee was her favrouite saying!!

From Fry's prison work:

Two women, Charlotte Newman and Mary Ann James, were sentenced to death for forgery in 1818. Fry tried unsuccessfully to get a reprieve for them. A month later she and Gurney visited the Home Secretary, Lord Sidmouth, to plead the case of a prisoner named Harriet Skelton. Apparently, Skelton had been pressured by her husband into passing forged bank notes. Lord Sidmouth was unsympathetic.

--Ahc 01:56, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

born versus née[edit]

Just wondering why it says nee instead of born? this is an english page and not a french page after all..........

née is perfectly acceptable English (which a quite omnivorous as far as other languages) and refers to the specific case of a woman's family name changing due to marriage and only needs to mention the original family name. 'Born' would require a full name and would include name changes for reasons other than marriage. That at least is my take.--Erp 00:02, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
What Erp said. Just check a dictionary or the wedding announcements in the newspaper. Logophile 12:54, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Saints banner and category[edit]

Based on this individual being included in the Calendar of saints (Anglican Church of Australia), I am adding the Category:Anglican saints and the Saints WikiProject banner to this article. I am awaiting reliable sources which can be used to add the content to the article. John Carter 15:15, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

How interesting! 217.44.94.112 (talk) 10:03, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Joseph John Gurney[edit]

An unregistered user changed the link to J J Gurney from Joseph John Gurney to Joseph Gurney. This is incorrect. JJ was Elizabeth Fry's brother. Vernon White . . . Talk 20:26, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Fry Bank[edit]

The 1st paragraph under the section Fry's prison work says the Elizabeth Fry could not help out the prisoners for 4 years due to problems in the family and "Fry bank". Is this the correct bank name, would it not have been the Gurney bank? Ronty Brown . . . Talk 12:33, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

The Quakers in Shoreditch website] says "3.12.1828 Bailiffs occupied the Fry family home as Joseph Fry's bank had closed its doors unable to pay a rush of customers wanting to withdraw money. He was made bankrupt and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) formally disowned him in the spring of 1829. Elizabeth remained an active Quaker and in 1836/1837 Joseph Fry was reinstated in membership." So Joseph Fry's bank was not the Norwich-based Gurney's bank, which merged with Barclays in 1896, nor Overend and Gurney, which spectacularly crashed in 1866. Vernon White . . . Talk 21:12, 11 August 2008 (UTC):
There's now an article on Joseph Fry (tea merchant), which gives more information on Fry's bank. Vernon White . . . Talk 21:02, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Her beliefs.[edit]

She did this because her christian beliefs were... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.30.225.68 (talk) 21:53, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Hungh?[edit]

"On the former British Television series Top of the pops [sic] there is a statue of Elizabeth Fry in the lobby of the Old Bailey set"

I've never seen TOTP, so I can't say for sure, but it doesn't seem like the kind of show with an "Old Bailey set". I just noticed a statue of Elizabeth Fry in a lobby set of TOB on an Episdoe of "Rumpole of the Bailey" however...

Basesurge (talk) 04:01, 12 February 2011 (UTC)