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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Fry, Mrs. Elizabeth
Philanthropist, born at Norwich, third daughter of John Gurney, the Quaker banker; married Joseph Fry of Plashet, Essex; devoted her life to prison reform and the reform of criminals, as well as other benevolent enterprises; she has been called "the female Howard" (1780-1845).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fry, Mrs. Elizabeth'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/fry-mrs-elizabeth.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.