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FRY, Elizabeth (1780-1845). Prison reformer.
Document Signed, on a small card, undated. A ticket of admission to the female side of Newgate, with the time and date ('27th') in Fry's hand.
Elizabeth Fry's horror at the conditions in Newgate prison led to her founding of both the Association for the Reformation of the Female Prisoners in Newgate and the British Ladies' Society for Promoting the Reformation of Female Prisoners. She also campaigned for the abolition of capital punishment.
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